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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.

IEEE's 802.11HEW standard focused on LTE handoff, real-world performance

Many Wi-Fi standard iterations over the years have been primarily focused on improving maximum data speeds allowed via the technology. That is starting to change as LTE networks take off and the emphasis shifts to real-world performance and the handoff between LTE and Wi-Fi networks. 802.11HEW--the HEW stands for high-efficiency WLAN--is a major part of that effort. Special report.

Growing WLAN demand sets stage for 802.11ac shipments

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.

Dell'Oro: WLAN revenues jump 20% in Q3

Overall wireless LAN revenues in the third quarter jumped more than 20 percent from the year-ago period thanks to strong enterprise WLAN growth of nearly 40 percent, said a new report from Dell'Oro

NIST report highlights need for improved WLAN security

It's no secret that wireless local area networks (WLAN) have grown at an exponential rate in the enterprise, but new draft recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Dell'Oro: WLAN revenues increased 24% in Q2

New figures from Dell'Oro Group indicate that overall wireless LAN revenues jumped 24 percent in the second quarter thanks to exceptionally strong enterprise WLAN growth of 40 percent. However, all

Adtran buys Wi-Fi vendor Bluesocket

Adtran has purchased enterprise Wi-Fi vendor Bluesocket and plans to leverage Bluesocket's virtualized wireless LAN solution. Adtran is betting that enterprises will want to add a virtual wireless