IEEE 802.11

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Modest Growth in the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019, According to IDC

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 9:11pm

One of the major advancements in the WLAN market in 2019 has been the introduction of Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax.

Key Points: 
  • One of the major advancements in the WLAN market in 2019 has been the introduction of Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax.
  • The previous generation standard, 802.11ac, still makes up the majority of shipments (78.4%) and revenues (78.3%) in the enterprise market.
  • "Enterprise WLAN market growth slowed in the latter part of 2019 due in part to macro-economic issues impacting enterprise spending, especially in 4Q19.
  • The IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker provides total market size and vendors share data in an easy-to-use Excel Pivot Table format.

Silex Partners with NEWRACOM to Launch the Industry's first 802.11ah Solution for IoT

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:13pm

By extending the capability of Wi-Fi to connect at distances previously not attainable, 802.11ah enables unlimited possibilities for remote control and monitoring, smart devices, and industrial IoT applications.

Key Points: 
  • By extending the capability of Wi-Fi to connect at distances previously not attainable, 802.11ah enables unlimited possibilities for remote control and monitoring, smart devices, and industrial IoT applications.
  • Silex has teamed up with NEWRACOM to bring the first commercially available 802.11ah embedded solution to the market.
  • "Our HaLow chipset is at the heart of a big swing wave in the IoT ecosystem," says Frank Lin, VP Sales and Marketing, NEWRACOM.
  • NEWRACOM, Inc., located in Lake Forest, CA, has speedily become a leading developer and fabless of IoT-enabled wireless connectivity chipsets.

UL Receives EN 302 567 Accreditation for 802.11ad Testing Services

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 7:00am

BASINGSTOKE, England, Feb. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --UL, a leading global safety science company, announced today that their EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and wireless laboratory in Basingstoke, U.K. has received EN 302 567 accreditation for 802.11ad testing services.

Key Points: 
  • BASINGSTOKE, England, Feb. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --UL, a leading global safety science company, announced today that their EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and wireless laboratory in Basingstoke, U.K. has received EN 302 567 accreditation for 802.11ad testing services.
  • EN 302 567 addresses multiple-gigabit/s radio equipment operating in the 60 GHz band.
  • UL also offers testing and certification services that address global market access needs to help navigate destination market regulatory landscape.
  • IEEE accredited 802.11ad testing services are available at:

Tellabs and EXFO showcase network investment protection with 10G PON demo

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:07pm

A real-world example being how PON can more economically evolve a network to accommodate the oncoming bandwidth required for IEEE 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless access points.

Key Points: 
  • A real-world example being how PON can more economically evolve a network to accommodate the oncoming bandwidth required for IEEE 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless access points.
  • Specifically, this interactive demonstration, at EXFO booth #1031, will stage the following technologies all over the same PON OLT, cabling, splitters and PON ONTs.
  • EXFO (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) develops smarter test, monitoring and analytics solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, webscale companies and equipment manufacturers in the global communications industry.
  • Tellabs is leading network innovations with access technologies built to exceed todays demands while delivering modern high-performance solutions for the future.

InterDigital Announces Participation in New 5G-CLARITY Project for Future Private Networks

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:00am

The project integrates multiple wireless access technologies and their evolutions from 3GPP 5G New Radio, IEEE 802.11 WiFi, and IEEE 802.11 LiFi.

Key Points: 
  • The project integrates multiple wireless access technologies and their evolutions from 3GPP 5G New Radio, IEEE 802.11 WiFi, and IEEE 802.11 LiFi.
  • The 30-month project, which began November 1, 2019, has received a total of 5.75M in funding from the European Commission.
  • InterDigital Europe is honored to be a part of this pioneering project that will lay the foundations for smart multi-access private networks in the 5G and beyond era, said Alain Mourad, Director Engineering R&D at InterDigital Europe.
  • For more information about the 5G-CLARITY project, please visit https://www.5gclarity.com/
    InterDigital develops mobile and video technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide.

Grandstream Releases Two New Additions to GWN Series of Wi-Fi Access Points

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 5:41pm

Grandstream, connecting the world since 2002 with award-winning unified communication solutions, today announced the release of the two newest additions to their GWN series of Wi-Fi Access Points.

Key Points: 
  • Grandstream, connecting the world since 2002 with award-winning unified communication solutions, today announced the release of the two newest additions to their GWN series of Wi-Fi Access Points.
  • The new GWN7602 is a 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP with an integrated Ethernet switch that supports 100-meter wireless coverage range and up to 80 concurrent Wi-Fi clients.
  • Additionally, Grandstream released the GWN7630LR , a new outdoor long-range 4x4 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that supports 300-meter coverage range, 200+ concurrent clients, and 2.33 Gbps wireless throughput.
  • This Wi-Fi AP provides dual band 2x2:2 MIMO technology and a sophisticated antenna design that supports up to 80 Wi-Fi clients and a 100-meter coverage range.

EnGenius Launches Next-Generation Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 Access Point

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 1:41pm

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- EnGenius Technologies Inc., a multinational networking company, known for delivering future-proof networking solutions for small and medium businesses, today announced a high-capacity Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) outdoor access point.

Key Points: 
  • COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- EnGenius Technologies Inc., a multinational networking company, known for delivering future-proof networking solutions for small and medium businesses, today announced a high-capacity Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) outdoor access point.
  • The new weatherproof access point takes advantage of the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology needed to support the ever-growing bandwidth demands of densely congested outdoor environments such as stadiums, airports, smart cities, and parks.
  • It is EnGenius' latest solution for serving densely congested infrastructure applications able to satisfy the needs of network engineers wanting to future proof outdoor networks.
  • "With over twenty years of delivering high-quality indoor and outdoor wireless solutions, we are excited to continue leading the industry with the Wi-Fi 6 outdoor products such as the EWS850AP.

Wi-Fi Alliance® brings Wi-Fi 6 into 6 GHz

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

The capacity of 6 GHz is enormous and will be efficiently used by Wi-Fi 6 and newer versions of Wi-Fi.

Key Points: 
  • The capacity of 6 GHz is enormous and will be efficiently used by Wi-Fi 6 and newer versions of Wi-Fi.
  • Wi-Fi Alliance is introducing Wi-Fi 6E now to ensure the industry aligns on common terminology, allowing Wi-Fi users to identify devices that support 6 GHz operation as the spectrum becomes available.
  • Wi-Fi Alliance member support for 6 GHz:
    The addition of 6 GHz Wi-Fi will be a game-changer for consumers and operators alike.
  • Rahul Patel, senior vice president and general manager, Connectivity & Networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
    Wi-Fi Alliance is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi.

AirTV 2 Wi-Fi-enabled network tuner delivers free over-the-air channels to connected devices at home, on the go

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 4:29pm

AirTV 2 wirelessly delivers free local channels to connected devices, smartphones and tablets, both in and out of the home, and improves on AirTV's original design in both size and connectivity.

Key Points: 
  • AirTV 2 wirelessly delivers free local channels to connected devices, smartphones and tablets, both in and out of the home, and improves on AirTV's original design in both size and connectivity.
  • AirTV 2 is equipped with a powerful 802.11ac 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi system that delivers strong in-home coverage.
  • Customers can also set up a free Sling account to access their local channels via AirTV.
  • Other AirTV products and services include the AirTV Wi-Fi-enabled network tuner , AirTV Player , AirTV Mini and professional antenna installation .

IEEE P802.11ax™ Meets Requirements for 5G Indoor Hotspot and Dense Urban Deployments Enabling Enhanced Wireless Network Performance

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 3:10pm

IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) today announced IEEE P802.11ax meets or exceeds requirements specified by the International Telecommunications Union for the 5G Indoor Hotspot and Dense Urban test environments of the enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) usage scenario.

Key Points: 
  • IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) today announced IEEE P802.11ax meets or exceeds requirements specified by the International Telecommunications Union for the 5G Indoor Hotspot and Dense Urban test environments of the enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) usage scenario.
  • IEEE P802.11ax establishes a foundation for an advanced Wi-Fi technology capable of supporting 5G network performance.
  • The methodology specified in the IMT-2020 requirements provides network descriptions, channel models, traffic patterns and other parameters necessary to benchmark performance.
  • IEEE P802.11ax was shown to satisfy all the Medium Access Control and Physical Layer (MAC/PHY) requirements for Indoor Hotspot and Dense Urban test environments of the eMBB usage scenario.