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IDC: Worldwide WLAN market shows slower growth in Q4 2014

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 7 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2014.

HP to acquire Aruba Networks for $3B

HP will acquire networking vendor Aruba Networks for about $3 billion, giving the manufacturer a strong boost in the enterprise WLAN market.

Google, Microsoft keep pushing for unlicensed use of 600 MHz band

Google and Microsoft are keeping up the pressure as they lobby the FCC to include technical rules enabling the use of unlicensed devices in the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum that will be auctioned next year.

802.11ac Wi-Fi slowly but surely being adopted, survey shows

Though the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard was ratified at the end of 2013, most enterprises still rely upon good old 802.11n for their Wi-Fi networks, according to a survey released by Spiceworks. Of the IT professionals surveyed, only 6 percent said they had deployed 802.11ac as of July 2014.

Huawei researchers claim 10 Gbps Wi-Fi speed, set stage for 802.11ax specs

Researchers at Huawei's campus in Shenzhen, China, claim their lab trials achieved 10 Gbps data speed using Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz band, potentially laying the groundwork for creation of technical specifications for the next-generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard as the successor to today's 802.11ac-based gigabit Wi-Fi technology.

Ruckus' virtual WLAN controller is first component in a larger NFV plan

Ruckus Wireless unveiled a virtualized wireless LAN controller targeted at mobile network operators, cable operators, managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprises requiring a carrier-class solution. The cloud-based controller is designed to run in a service provider's data center.

Ruckus unveils cloud-based Wi-Fi management

Ruckus Wireless' new Smart Wi-Fi Access Management Service (SAMS) shifts local network infrastructure--such as WLAN controllers, authentication servers, captive portals, advertising engines and content filtering--into the cloud, a move the company claims will enable businesses to more quickly and easily roll out public Wi-Fi hotspots.

ABI: 802.11ac will be in 45% of consumer Wi-Fi access points shipped by 2015

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.

Ruckus CEO touts 'Wi-Fi as a service' to make headway in land grab for sites

Mobile operators should be rolling out public Wi-Fi access points in order to secure locations for current offloading operations as well as for future placement of equipment such as small cells, and one way to build up an inventory of locations is to offer venue owners Wi-Fi as a service (Waas), said Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus Wireless.

802.11ac Wi-Fi driving WLAN market growth, study says

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.