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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.

Wi-Fi 6E & Co.: What to expect of Wi-Fi in 2021

The USA has shown us the way—and the rest of the world is hurrying to catch up. So far, Chile, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the UK have approved the 6-GHz band for unlicensed use. A large, new frequency block in the 6-GHz band is opening up in May, in Europe, too. As […]

SD-WAN – good reasons why

Digitalization is on the advance: Many companies now rely on software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) for connectivity at their company locations. Analysts expect the SD-WAN market to grow even faster in 2021 and 2022. The next five years are expected to see an average annual growth rate of 24 percent in global sales. This is […]

6 GHz band: The stage is set for Wi-Fi 6E

Around 15 years ago, for the last time spectrum was released for Wi-Fi in Europe. A lot has happened on the wireless market since then: Rapidly growing numbers of Wi-Fi devices such as tablets and smartphones have become a part of everyday life. Wi-Fi is now an indispensable way of transporting data and services and, […]

Fact check: Mid-range Wi-Fi 5 vs. entry-level Wi-Fi 6 access points

When it comes to local networking and wireless LAN, most people are interested in its speed. With Wi-Fi 6 or IEEE 802.11ax, the next standard for new access points is already on the market. Along with higher data throughput per Wi-Fi client, it promises greater efficiency especially in high-density environments. In theory this is an […]

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, […]

Rollout has never been easier

You know how it is: Rolling out large networking projects usually requires the individual configuration of each of the various components such as access points, routers, switches or firewalls. This often takes place on-site at the various locations and branch offices, each one requiring the support of an IT specialist.