In a tale of two tablet vendors, product releases this week from Nokia and Apple reveal strikingly different approaches to wireless connectivity. However, the approaches are not surprising given the companies' histories.
Just how fast are the real-world gigabit Wi-Fi speeds offered by 802.11ac technology? Well, that depends.
Arris has enhanced the wireless capabilities of its IPTV set-tops to enable better whole-home IP connectivity, the company said in a press release issued as part of its IBC 2013 display announcements.
Apple is positioning its two newest smartphones for sales in developed as well as developing markets with support for 14 FDD LTE bands as well as three TD-LTE bands.
Qualcomm is making a new M2M play via a low-power, single-chip Wi-Fi platform aimed at major home appliances and consumer electronics. The chip vendor has already partnered with Chinese appliance maker Haeir on a washer/dryer combo and an air conditioner unit, both of which are on display at the IFA event in Berlin.
Football fans attending yesterday's Super Bowl in New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome were discouraged from bringing in rogue devices that might jam the extensive Wi-Fi network set up across the venue.
The market for wireless LAN equipment passed the $1 billion milestone for the first time ever during the third quarter of 2012, according to market research firm Infonetics. The firm also noted that shipments of 802.11ac Wi-Fi products will increase in popularity in 2013.
Ruckus Wireless announced a narrow-beam Wi-Fi access point (AP) for high-density applications that turns the concept behind most public Wi-Fi hotspots on its head: Instead of offering broad coverage to serve as many users as possible, the ZoneFlex 7782-N outdoor AP delivers narrow-beam coverage to limit customer access and deliver more consistent performance and multimedia support.
Qualcomm Atheros' hybrid chipset that combines Wi-Fi and HomePlug powerline communication (PLC) technologies is enabling a new segment of Wi-Fi range extenders based on the IEEE P1905.1 standard.
Time Warner Cable is kicking in $2 million to launch TWC WiFi in Charlotte, N.C., in preparation for the Democratic National Convention that will be held there later this month.