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Wi-Fi milestone for the EU: Wi-Fi spectrum doubled

This is an important milestone for business, society and politics: More than 15 years after the last addition to the Wi-Fi spectrum, the EU today released a 500 MHz frequency block in the lower 6 GHz band for license-free use by Wi-Fi. Publication in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU) paves the way for […]

SD-Branch: networks in transition

SD-Branch

In recent months it has become abundantly clear that digitalization as a future topic is more relevant now than ever before. Be it for the public and education sectors, for private individuals, or even for companies that operate at several locations or branches. They are faced with what is, at once, both an opportunity and […]

Future concepts: Cable cars in urban areas

Urban spaces are sprouting up like mushrooms, growing beyond their boundaries and presenting completely new challenges in terms of mobility and infrastructure. Mobility as we know it today, with overcrowded streets and poor air quality, is a model that has had its day.

After the Privacy Shield: Minimizing compliance risks in corporate networks

Privacy shield and compliance risks

There was major excitement in the digital world when the European Court of Justice issued its judgment on the Privacy Shield. After protracted wrangling, the data protection agreement between the European Commission and the USA was declared invalid. This consigned the so-called Privacy Shield to history. As a result, companies are now prohibited from using […]

Troubleshooting made easy – fixing your Wi-Fi

WLAN Anomaly detection LANCOM Systems

Your wireless channels are creaking and crackling. Data packets are transmitting at snail’s pace, or not at all. The 5-GHz band is unusable, and the customer is unhappy. So what’s going on? Interference in your wireless LAN! For an IT admin this can mean troubleshooting their Wi-Fi, a tedious job that eats up considerable amounts […]

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 […]