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 […]
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The newer, the better? Technology in the network industry has evolved significantly over the last two decades. Thanks to ever-newer standards and transmission technologies, we now have stable broadband connections that deliver gigabit speeds. Fiber optics or Super Vectoring are just two examples of the latest developments. In parallel to the increased speeds in cabled […]
More than thirty years ago when Wi-Fi was still a nascent technology, a limited amount of mid-band radio spectrum was available for unlicensed use. While this spectrum has only seen minor additions since then, the number of wireless devices bustling around in this limited part of the radio spectrum has skyrocketed – but
We all know the situation: One moment we are talking to someone on the phone and, the next, the connection cuts out, repeatedly. All you can hear is garbled nonsense, so you hang up in frustration. This will keep happening as long as the telephone or internet connection is poor or unstable. So
Early this year, New York City announced that it was replacing its public phone booths with fast and free public Wi-Fi hotspots. The sheer scale of this network is not the only thing of interest, though. These hotspots differ from most of those we may be familiar with. They use a technology called Hotspot 2.0, […]
When searching the web, there is no distinct or formalized date of birth of wireless LAN to be found, let alone a place of birth. Some of us may get the feeling that this key communication technology of our age was invented just a couple of years ago.