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Fixed wireless versus mobile wireless: What’s the right option for me? (Reader Forum)

There’s no small amount of debate about the respective merits of fixed wireless versus mobile wireless. The right answer is the one that offers end users the best possible experience while making business sense for the service provider.  Your decision should be guided by the specific...

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...

Geoverse launches CBRS neutral host trial at Orlando’s Caribe Royale Resort

A CBRS-based neutral host offers substantial benefits compared to legacy Distributed Antenna System (DAS)-based approaches, says Geoverse The Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando is getting a pilot, private Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)-based neutral-host network provided by Geoverse to enhance connectivity across the expansive hotel,...

Nextivity Guide: Cel-Fi Enterprise Buyer’s Guide

Cellular connectivity is more important than ever, whether you are utilizing apps, calls, or texts. Spotty cellular coverage, poor voice quality, dropped calls, and dead zones continue to plague employees and visitors in enterprise buildings. This not only frustrates occupants, it also negatively impacts...

Extreme Networks, WBA deliver OpenRoaming to Portugal’s Polytechnic Institute of Viseu

IPV is the first organization in Portugal to participate in WBA OpenRoaming Extreme Networks has implemented support of Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) OpenRoaming at Portugal’s Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV). OpenRoaming, developed by Cisco, allows seamless Wi-Fi onboarding and handoff between Wi-Fi networks. At the campus in Portugal, the...

LitePoint launches Wi-Fi 7 test system

IEEE intends to publish the Wi-Fi 7 amendment sometime in 2024 LitePoint has revealed a new test system for Wi-Fi 7 or IEEE 802.11be standard. The IQxel-MX test system is a fully integrated RF PHY test solution with signal generation and analysis combined in a single...

Phones with Wi-Fi 6E are exciting – but city and business adoption of the new standard is essential (Reader Forum)

The release of the latest iPhones is always an occasion for excitement, and this week’s announcement is no exception. Prior to release, Apple’s new mobile devices were rumored to support the Wi-Fi 6E standard, a harbinger of transformative change we can expect in what...

MultiTech’s CBRS Wi-Fi AP empowers rural schools, communities to provide high-speed connectivity

In 2016, data showed that more than 34 million people, as a result of where they live, do not have access to decent broadband service Multi-Tech Systems released a Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) that will enable one-to-many connectivity to families with more than one child...

Plume Webinar: Realizing the power of WiFi 6

The Wi-Fi Alliance predicted that the certification of Wi-Fi 6 at the end of 2019 would mark a significant inflection point in adoption. Two years after the certification, what does adoption really look like and what benefits does the latest generation of WiFi technology...

Elevating the customer experience with FWA and Nokia FastMile 5G (Sponsored)

Do you remember opening your last home router? Chances are, the process was as utilitarian as the router itself: Nondescript brown cardboard box, with a nondescript black rectangle inside, miscellaneous cords and a nondescript instruction card to follow … before you stuff the whole...

#TBT: IPv6 launches; ‘Wi-Fi is the new Ethernet’; How are people using tablets? … this week in 2012

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! IPv6 officially launches Following World...

Carriers recommend Cel-Fi for better cellular coverage at grocery store chains

According to a research report from Acosta, 89% of U.S. grocery shoppers are using a smartphone  to view grocery circulars, among other uses. In the general retail segment, mobile enabled shopping while in a store is also imperative as an estimated 53 percent of...

Wi-Fi Alliance adds new, faster path to Wi-Fi Certified for vendors ‘in the middle’

There are now three ways for a product to become Wi-Fi Certified Wi-Fi Certified, the internationally recognized seal of approval for products indicating that they have met industry-agreed standards for interoperability, has been a foundational component to Wi-Fi global success, according to Kevin Robinson, SVP...

Wireless connectivity applications look promising in the healthcare industry (Reader Forum)

Connectivity technologies like 5G and Wi-Fi 6 are transforming the healthcare industry Providing quality medical services in a reliable, secure, economical and efficient manner is a top priority among providers, indicating healthcare applications could capture a substantial share of the wireless connectivity industry over the...

#TBT: Walled gardens have got to go; Top 10 carriers of ’08; Muni Wi-Fi providers struggle … this week in 2008

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! For mobile content...

Qualcomm Webinar: Powerhouse connectivity for mobile: advanced Wi-Fi & Bluetooth explained

Wireless connectivity and mobile are inseparable. Mobile gaming, compute productivity, wireless XR are among the many mobile applications that rely heavily on fast, responsive, and reliable wireless connections. In turn, those connections translate directly to perceived quality of a device, alongside processor and RAM....

Verizon named official 5G provider for three Oak View Group arenas

Verizon will provide 5G and Wi-Fi solutions to New York UBS Arena, Seattle Climate Pledge Arena and Coachella Valley Arena Oak View Group (OVG) has selected Verizon as a connectivity provider, making the carrier the exclusive 5G and wireless partner to three OVG arenas, including...

‘It must be there’: TIP’s OpenWiFi initiative will include WBA’s OpenRoaming standard

WBA CEO: 'As operators and enterprises adopt OpenWiFi, they will need OpenRoaming' The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has adopted the OpenRoaming standard for its OpenWiFi initiative, which launches officially on May 12. OpenRoaming, developed by Cisco and now controlled by WBA, allows seamless Wi-Fi onboarding from...

Vendors, shoppers at six London street markets to benefit from Passpoint Wi-Fi roaming

Passpoint Wi-Fi removes the need for users to find and authenticate each time they want to get online Six London street markets — Church Street, Berwick Street, Strutton Ground, Tachbrook Street, Maida Hill and Rupert Street markets — will soon have access to outdoor, free-to-use public...

Wi-Fi 7 will require ‘new level of testing,’ forcing test equipment to evolve, says NI

Wi-Fi 7 will support 320-megahertz transmissions and 4096-QAM, requiring more advanced test equipment While consumers and enterprise decision makers continue to weigh the benefits of updating to Wi-Fi 6, the wireless industry is already preparing for the arrival of Wi-Fi 7, or 802.11be. Wi-Fi 7,...

5G mmWave could lift users out of the ‘public Wi-Fi slow lane,’ reports Opensignal

Data shows that mmWave 5G is nearly thirty times faster than public Wi-Fi According to recent Opensignal data, 5G mmWave and public Wi-Fi are nearly matched in availability. However, smartphone users experienced download speeds 30 times faster when connected to 5G mmWave than when connected...

Saudi Arabia designates entire 6 GHz band for unlicensed use, paving way for Wi-Fi 6E

WBA CEO: "Other countries pay close attention to Saudi Arabia’s example" Saudi Arabia is the first country in the Middle East, Europe or Africa to designate all 1200 megahertz of the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use, paving the way for Wi-Fi 6E, which will...

Well, technically… it’s the amount of spectrum that is transformative: NCTA’s Danielle Piñeres (Ep. 35)

Danielle Piñeres is vice president & associate general counsel at NCTA where she focuses on wireless spectrum policy issues. On the latest episode of Well, technically... she discusses how the recently opened 5.9 and 6 GHz bands will impact the Wi-Fi landscape in the...

Extreme Networks supports mass vaccination site with cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions

Extreme Networks provided the site with 19 mobile Wi-Fi access points Extreme Networks was selected by Novant Health to provide its cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions to support a mass COVID-19 vaccination event at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. Earlier this week, data collected by the Centers for...

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