Qualcomm's recently announced push to see LTE services deployed on unlicensed spectrum raises lots of questions, chief of which is how this might impact the carrier Wi-Fi market.
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.
Qualcomm's newly unveiled Internet Processor product line for networking the "smarthome" via an always-on gateway puts the spotlight on an ugly reality regarding the envisioned Internet of Things: If we, our devices and homes are constantly connected to the cloud, that more than likely means the power-hungry network equipment in our residences is sucking up energy 24x7.
Startup Iotera says it is developing a low-power, long-range wireless tracking technology that relies upon unlicensed spectrum over a range exceeding eight miles.
Growing adoption of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is driving test equipment manufacturers to develop new product offerings that accommodate 160 MHz bandwidth.
Until this week, Google was the newest FCC-approved TV white space database administrator. That title now belongs to Key Bridge Global, which joins Google, Spectrum Bridge and Ericsson's Telcordia unit as official providers of database support for the operation of low-power, unlicensed transmitting devices on unoccupied spectrum within the broadcast TV band.
Tier 1 mobile operators are becoming big believers in shifting data traffic from their cellular networks and onto Wi-Fi networks, and they expect 22 percent of all data capacity added during 2013-2014 to come from Wi-Fi offload, according to a new survey.
Wi-Fi is increasingly being used as the connection link for the Internet of Things, and a new company, ConnectSense, is basing its sensor business on a combination that includes Wi-Fi and a cloud-based infrastructure.
Google's TV white space spectrum database system won approval for operation from the FCC over the summer, and now the company is encouraging developers and businesses to take advantage of it and the unlicensed airwaves it catalogues.
The city of Santa Clara, Calif., has achieved a municipal Wi-Fi hit, as the free public Wi-Fi service riding on smart grid technology installed by the city's municipal electric utility is regularly exceeding 6,000 active users during peak periods.