The 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is enjoying rapid adoption, achieving 8 percent of the total consumer access point market in 2013 and 6 percent of the market for enterprise-sized access points, said ABI Research.
Smartphones are moving beyond the early generation 1x1 MIMO configurations for 802.11ac Wi-Fi service as 2x2 MIMO makes its way from larger devices, such as PCs, into smaller platform designs. Broadcom is looking to capitalize on that shift and gain early-mover advantage with the rollout of a new chip for smartphones and tablets that offers 2x2 MIMO functionality.
Quantenna Communications is supplying its 802.11ac wave 2 technology to Mimosa for use in multiple outdoor wireless products using 802.11ac technology. The two companies have also agreed to jointly develop an enhanced physical layer and link.
The wireless local area network market experienced a year-over-year expansion of 10 percent during the recently ended third quarter, with 802.11ac Wi-Fi shipments for the enterprise playing a big factor, according to a fresh study from Dell'Oro Group.
Growing adoption of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is driving test equipment manufacturers to develop new product offerings that accommodate 160 MHz bandwidth.
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.
Apple's unveiling of its iPhone 5s and 5c was impressive on numerous fronts, including the breadth of LTE bands the operator is supporting. But support for a few notable LTE bands and capabilities was missing from the devices' introduction, so here is my list of the top 5 wireless-related omissions.
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.
The 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is gaining momentum as service providers demand inclusion of the technology in the network products they buy and compatible client devices roll out to the mass market, according to a Qualcomm executive.