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5G & Wi-Fi: What matters is the right mix

5G and Wi-Fi LANCOM

Is there a future where 5G replaces Wi-Fi? The higher frequencies of the new cellular standard promise data rates of up to 10 Gbps along with increased capacities, higher data throughputs, and latency times down to less than a millisecond. But while all this is raising great expectations among users and providers of real-time transmissions, […]

USA: Green light for 6 GHz Wi-Fi – when will Europe follow suit?

The news tickers at technology media companies were overheating last week: The US government agency FCC had unanimously decided to release approximately 1,200 MHz (5925-7125 MHz) of frequency spectrum in the 6 GHz frequency range for WLAN use! That is equally great news for Wi-Fi enthusiasts, tech fans and companies as well. As producers, we are exuberant […]

SD-WAN? For sure!

Imagine a wide-area network, a branch network with hundreds of locations all equipped identically. It could be your favorite bakery up the street, the filling station on the way to work, or the chain store you visit in the evenings. All of these branches and company locations depend on the smooth flow of data at […]

Wi-Fi 6: More power for your network with BSS Coloring

BSS Coloring Wi-Fi 6

The excitement about Wi-Fi 6 is not so much about being faster; rather, the biggest boost comes with the improved efficiency of data transfer with large numbers of clients. A major contributor here is a special method known as Basic Service Set (BSS) Coloring.

World Radiocommunication Conference: This is about the future of Wi-Fi!

Update following the end of the conference:The cellular industry arrived at the WRC 2019 with extremely far-reaching demands. Our particular concern as a wireless LAN manufacturer was losing the 6-GHz band to 5G. After all, we have long been working to ensure that, in the EU, parts of this band are soon to be released […]

From the sandbox into the company – sandboxing as threat protection

Hardly a week goes by without the obligatory media coverage of the latest dangers of the digital world. But there is good reason for the constant stream of news headlines. It is also clear that phishing emails, Trojans, ransomware and others are no longer a danger just for private individuals.

At the Last Moment: EU Commission Stops Wi-Fi Market Access Blockade!

At the Last Moment: EU Commission Stops Wi-Fi Market Access Blockade!

The Wi-Fi industry has hotly anticipated this day for months: After initially downplaying the problem and months of unfathomable denial in Brussels, the EU Commission yesterday—just five days before the deadline—averted the impending EU-wide suspension of sales of Wi-Fi products with the introduction of an interim solution.

LANCOM Celebrates its Birthday: 15 Years of Networking Technology “Made in Germany”

Remember the year 2002? Almost the entire IT industry was adrift in the wake of the dot-com bubble that burst in March 2000. The future of many companies remained uncertain. The worst possible time to start an IT company, you might think. We took the risk nevertheless and, in May 2002, we started our business […]

Wi-Fi market access blockade looms: EU Commission must act now!

A few weeks ago, our Wi-Fi world was shaken to its foundations. In October we learned that the introduction of a new EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED 2014/53/EC) for radio products is threatening to cause a complete blockade to market access of Wi-Fi products from mid-2017. If the current situation does not change, the consequences […]

LTE in the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band: The threat is taking shape

Founder and Managing Partner of LANCOM Systems, Ralf Koenzen has been blogging for two years about political topics and developments concerning the Wi-Fi and network industry. His German blog “Auf ein Wort – Ralf Koenzen bloggt” has grown steadily and enjoys a high reputation among experts, colleagues and journalists. In his latest blog he focuses […]