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Editorial Report: The state of Wi-Fi 6/6E

Wi-Fi 6 offers a host of advanced features, such as OFDMA, MU-MIMO, target wake time, 1024 quadrature amplitude modulation mode and transmit beamforming. The Wi-Fi Alliance predicted that the certification of Wi-Fi 6 at the end of 2019 would mark a significant inflection point in...

Test and Measurement: EXFO to acquire InOpticals

EXFO is in the process of acquiring Taiwan-based InOpticals, which specializes in ultra-high-speed test instruments for the laboratory and manufacturing markets with particular strength in 400G/800G transceivers, active and passive components and integrated test systems. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, although EXFO...

T-Mobile US touts 5G MU-MIMO testing at 2.5 GHz

In a glimpse of the combined T-Mobile US network's future, the carrier used 2.5 GHz spectrum and multi-user MIMO to achieve peak cell throughput of more than 5.6 Gbps with eight 5G devices. T-Mo said that in one 100-megahertz channel of 2.5 GHz, it connected...

Samsung claims industry’s fastest 5G mmWave speeds across multiple devices

Samsung expects that in the coming years, an additional 15 nations will launch 5G mmWave services Samsung claimed that it achieved the fastest 5G speeds seen by the industry in a lab demonstration that combined 800 megahertz of millimeter-wave spectrum with MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output)...

Extreme Networks will provide Wi-Fi 6 to West Texas A&M University’s stadium

University students will be in charge of managing the Wi-Fi 6 infrastructure year-round In an initiative spearheaded by students, Extreme Networks will install its Wi-Fi 6 solution in West Texas A&M University’s (WTAMU) Buffalo Stadium. The enhanced Wi-Fi network will streamline game day operations and...

Neural networks address the challenges of CSI reporting in 5G NR (Reader Forum)

Introduction  The performance specification for 5G is much more demanding than for previous generations of mobile networks, requiring high data rates, (up to 20 Gbps), very low latency, (< 1 mSec), ultra-high reliability, energy efficiency and very high numbers of connected devices. To meet these...

Wi-Fi 5 vs. Wi-Fi 6: New features offer better, faster connection

With Wi-Fi 6, the frustration of a slow connection in busy areas might be a thing of the past 802.11ac, or Wi-Fi 5 was released in 2014, and at the time, was the newest, fasted, and most reliable version of Wi-Fi. However, 802.11ax, or Wi-Fi 6, is...

Analyst Angle: Reporting from the 2018 Wi-Fi Trek

I recently attended my second CWNP conference called “Wi-Fi Trek” in San Diego as a member of the CWNP family myself, I felt a great sense of community with the other delegates who also have at least one vendor-neutral certification. The CWNP under new...

Analyst Angle: Positioning of chipset suppliers ahead of 802.11ax Wi-Fi standards

802.11ax ecosystem starting to shape up The race to IEEE 802.11ax Wi-Fi is on. Qualcomm’s recently unveiled WCN3998 solution is the latest addition to a growing number of pre-standard or 802.11ax- “ready” chipsets hitting the market, following previous announcements by Qualcomm, Broadcom, Marvell, Quantenna, Intel,...

Wi-Fi Alliance launches 802.11ac Wave 2 certification

Wi-Fi Alliance is officially launching 802.11ac Wave 2 certification, supporting the growth of new features designed to increase performance and capacity in Wi-Fi. Although products with Wave 2 features have been on the market since last year, the WFA's Wi-Fi Certified program is designed to ensure interoperability...

How will MU-MIMO improve 802.11ac Wi-Fi?

Multi-user multiple input, multiple output, or MU-MIMO, is an advanced features for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, part of Wave 2 features that are in some cases, already on the market and will start being certified for interoperability by Wi-Fi Alliance soon. The technology enables multiple devices to...

CES 2015: Broadcom speeds up MU-MIMO Wi-Fi

LAS VEGAS – As mobile operators look to Wi-Fi to support voice calls, data offload and even LTE, the makers of Wi-Fi chipsets are racing to deliver more speed and throughput in routers, gateways and end-user devices. Today at CES, Broadcom launched a new portfolio...

Qualcomm brings beamforming from base stations to Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi connectivity is the first thing many people look for when they enter a hotel, restaurant or airport waiting area. But many Wi-Fi access points are facing the same challenge that plagues cellular networks: too many people downloading too much data. "We're starting to see...

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