The WiFi industries latest standard—802.11ac wave 2—is now upon us. This version of WiFi smashes the Gigabit barrier and promises to raise the performance of wireless network to levels never seen before. 802.11ac wave 2 is ideally suited to meet the new demands created by the influx of wirelessly connected devices being brought into businesses at an unprecedented rate. Make no mistake, for most workers today, the wireless network is not just an alternative way to connect. Rather, it has become the primary access network for most businesses and is creating new experiences and new ways of engaging customers and workers.
There’s another aspect of this WiFi version that is unique, wave 2 is the first WiFi standard that will dictate the architecture of the wired network. Prior to wave 2, the wired network had always outperformed wireless so business could deploy WiFi without much impact to the wired network. With wave 2, the wireless network will have as good—or better—performance than wired switches. Now businesses can enable more devices per user, such as stream 4K video over WiFi, and be assured their Internet of Things deployments go smoothly. Read More »
Tags: 802.11ac wave 2, Cisco Mobility, wifi, wireless
By Joe Chow, Vice President, Connected Devices BU, Cisco
Our theme this year at ANGA COM 2015 in Germany is “transformation through innovation.” That’s why we thought it timely to showcase the elements we build, that get installed into consumer homes.
Almost a quarter of the world’s television households — more than 300 million, in fact — are connected, in some way, shape or form, with the Videoscape components we make. We celebrate 25 years of partnerships with over 150 service providers Read More »
Tags: ANGA COM, Cisco, connected devices, gateway, service provers, videoscape, wifi
Fundamentals of 802.11ac Wave 2 from TechWiseTV
How well do you understand this Wave 2 release of the 802.11ac specification? Our latest ‘Fundamentals of’ addresses the technical differentiators and the potential pitfalls you should be aware of. There is a lot of power in this wave.
Just 5 Minutes to increase your knowledge: WATCH NOW
I put the full script at the bottom of this blog if interested.
Watch some of the earlier wireless fundamentals for even more wireless innovation and (IMHO) great background:
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Tags: 802.11ac, 802.11ac wave 2, CiscoMobility, Ethernet Base-T, IEEE, mimo, mobility, mu-mimo, wifi
The market for mobile devices is growing, and with it, the opportunities for new business services in existing and new markets. According to Cisco Visual Networking Index, by 2019, there will be 11.5 billion mobile-ready devices and connections, more than 4 billion more than there were in 2014. These devices will include traditional mobile phones and tablets, but will also grow to increasingly include machine-to-machine devices, including GPS systems in cars, asset tracking systems in manufacturing sectors, or medical applications making patient and health status more readily available.
With this changing mobile landscape, Service Providers are also learning to expand their offerings with Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco Policy Suite, Cisco VNI, mobile operators, mobility, MVNO, service providers, VoLTE, wifi
Remember the halcyon days of the Dot-Com era? A frothy stock market, venture capital money flowing like water and famous sock puppets characterized the exuberance of the day. One company (Boo.com) spent $188 million in just six months to create an online fashion store. And 16 start-ups spent over $2 million each for a 30 second advertising slot during Superbowl XXXIV to crow of their existence. But, all of the money didn’t matter – the mantra was all about capturing “eyeballs.”
The business theory of the day was that if you could get people to your website (the eyeballs) then somehow the money would come gushing in. You were a heretic if you questioned how that would happen. Eyeballs were a very monetizable item, so the more of them the better. Of course, we know what happened. The Dot-Com era came to a Read More »
Tags: advertising, Big Data, Cisco, dot-com, internet of things, monetization, Smart Cities, wifi