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Mist wireless analytics service captures NIA
This article is part of the Network Evolution issue of October 2017, Vol. 8, No. 8
This month's Network Innovation Award goes to Mist Systems, which in 2016 rolled out a wireless analytics service that blends artificial intelligence, patented virtual Bluetooth Low Energy technology and cloud-based machine learning to provide enterprises with the information they need to monitor the performance of their wireless LANs. SearchNetworking spoke with Mist CEO Sujai Hajela to see how Mist has fared in its first year of operation, and to find out what services and capabilities the company plans to roll out in the years to come. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What was the market and technology niche you were trying to fill with Mist when you launched the service in 2016? Sujai Hajela: You have to look at the evolution of the Wi-Fi market. In the early 2000s, it was really about portability. When we began looking at developing Mist [earlier this decade], frankly, there had been hardly any innovation in the space for more than a decade. At the same time, our mobile needs had continued to grow. It ...
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