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 […]
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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 […]
Wi-Fi networks are like crowded streets. One vehicle traveling too slowly causes everyone else to jam up. This is a problem many hotspot users will have noticed. Because the only result is horribly slow Internet. The Wi-Fi-6 technologies Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) put an end to this.
The display at the airport gate shows a delay to two hours—quite a wait until departure. Now the smartphones and tablets are running hot: Video streaming, messenger services, and all sort of apps on numerous devices. Because web users tend to prefer surfing by wireless LAN, large numbers of clients access the airport public Wi-Fi […]
Years back in the early days of wireless LAN technology, Wi-Fi installations were only used selectively. Managing those networks was relatively easy as they often consisted of only one or a few wireless devices. But Wi-Fi quickly became a key technology in connecting devices and people all over the globe
The EU announced this ambitious project back in mid-2017: EUR 120 million of European funding will help communities across the EU to setup free Wi-Fi hotspots for citizens. The name: WiFi4EU. Now the time has come. Since last week, municipalities and IT service providers have been able to register for WiFi4EU.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Guest Post by LANCOM Systems Founder Ralf Koenzen about the growing importance of software-defined-networking: Anybody who follows developments here at LANCOM will know that, since 2014, we have intensively been working on the way networks will look in the future. There is a background to this effort: