Mobile and wireless network technology
- March 20, 2020
VPN hardware has become a bottleneck for companies with a high number of employees working from home as a result of efforts to combat the coronavirus.
- March 17, 2020
Tech buyers feared the coronavirus pandemic could rattle IT supply chains. Meanwhile, Dell warned customers of delays in fulfilling orders on time.
- March 11, 2020
The Cisco restructuring that follows the departure of executive VP David Goeckeler has reshuffled the company's executive team among five newly created product groups.
- March 06, 2020
Omdia is the latest analyst firm to lower its projections for 5G smartphone shipments because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The firm expects 20% fewer phones in 2020.
- February 28, 2020
Experts at RSA 2020 said the United States and its allies have to solve trade disputes and combine resources to secure global 5G infrastructure against Chinese threats.
- February 27, 2020
At the RSA 2020 conference, experts said enterprise-class 5G services are years away. Obstacles include security and doubts about profitability.
- February 14, 2020
The latest Cisco earnings report shows customers paused tech spending despite a stabler global economy, while the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China was a looming unknown.
- February 12, 2020
Tech buyers are frustrated and confused over network vendors' software subscription models. Some buyers say they're unconvinced the pricing models favor them.
- January 17, 2020
In the not-too-distant future, businesses could find themselves weighing 5G vs. Wi-Fi in the campus and office. Verizon has already named 5G the winner.
- December 04, 2019
Networking startups Arrcus, DriveNets and Volta Networks help service providers redefine routing in the data center and at the edge.
- November 07, 2019
The latest Cisco Meraki Go products cost as little as $149 -- a price that could attract Best Buy customers.
- November 01, 2019
Cisco's picks for top emerging networking technologies include machine reasoning, optical networking, cognitive radio and Citizens Broadband Radio Service.
- August 28, 2019
Wi-Fi 6-enabled Qualcomm Networking Pro Series platforms come in four configurations, but all are intended for use in dense, congested networks like offices and malls.
- July 30, 2019
The VMware acquisition of Uhana adds AI-driven network automation to VMware's virtualization platform for carriers. VMware competes against IBM's Red Hat.
- July 03, 2019
The latest refresh of the Huawei CloudEngine switches highlights the preference of U.S. and Chinese enterprises to buy homegrown gear.
- June 25, 2019
The Mist Wi-Fi is no longer cloud only. The company's new Mist Edge appliance splits some management components between the cloud and on premises.
- June 17, 2019
Aerohive Networks is using AI and machine learning to provide behavior insights for Wi-Fi management with the launch of its new products, Traffic Insights and Maximum Client Capabilities.
- June 11, 2019
CEO Chuck Robbins said Cisco won't use the U.S. ban on Huawei exports in sales pitches. Robbins also said the Huawei ban has not had an effect on sales.
- June 06, 2019
The latest Arista campus switches and Wi-Fi 6 APs meet enterprise requirements. But success against established rivals will depend on an effective sales and channel strategy.
- May 07, 2019
Two new D-Link wireless access points have been added to D-Link's Wave 2 unified AP portfolio. Designed specifically for SMEs, the APs are flexible and scalable, according to the vendor.
- April 02, 2019
Aruba ClearPass Device Insight discovers more IoT devices on the IP network than the company's previous product. The software collects better data from the network to ID hardware.
- February 21, 2019
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Juniper Networks have introduced 5G hardware for service providers' network edge.
- January 04, 2019
Hype will likely drown out the progress the mobile 5G industry is expected to make this year in preparing for augmented reality applications and other unique services in 2020.
- December 21, 2018
The AT&T 5G network will be in seven more cities in the first half of 2019. The carrier is moving quickly with the rollout to take advantage of potential cost savings with 5G.
- November 16, 2018
Aruba has launched access points and switches aimed at early adopters of the next-generation Wi-Fi standard. The Aruba 802.11ax gear is aimed at colleges, retailers and hotels.
- September 05, 2018
In a roundup of industry insights, 5G services will be a hot topic at Mobile World Congress, VMware embraces multi-cloud and cybersecurity platforms require key features.
- July 06, 2018
Cisco, Samsung and French carrier Orange have completed a successful 5G trial. The companies' fixed wireless network delivered HD video to homes and provided IoT services.
- June 15, 2018
Juniper unveils the Penta chipset for carrier's 5G infrastructure. The packet-forwarding chip features higher speeds and low power consumption.
- April 13, 2018
The latest update on AT&T's mobile 5G network trials indicates the company will need to work faster to meet its goal of launching a commercial service by the end of the year.
- February 13, 2018
The first commercial 5G deployments are scheduled for later this year. One report's 5G timeline predicts many enterprises won't reap the benefits of 5G until the mid-2020s.
- January 05, 2018
AT&T plans to roll out 5G mobile services in a dozen U.S. markets by the end of the year. But details on the AT&T 5G services have not been released.
- September 13, 2016
Aruba is drawing together six network product offerings to create a new mobile first platform underpinned by APIs.
- August 26, 2016
AT&T's partner approach to deploying 5G technology is seen as significantly different from rival Verizon's work with vendor engineering teams.
- July 13, 2016
ICYMI: CenturyLink debuts a managed mobile analytics service in concert with Meraki; Xirrus rounds out its high-speed Wave 2 access point portfolio.
- December 01, 2015
The ubiquity of mobile devices has made it easy to find and contact anyone, anywhere. But it's also creating headaches for many enterprise network engineers.
- August 04, 2015
Find out how the Talko app for the iPhone, our latest Network Innovation Award winner, is changing the way teams communicate and collaborate on the go.
- April 02, 2015
A new cloud-based mobile delivery service promises to eliminate problems caused by Wi-Fi and cellular congestion.
- January 08, 2015
SN blogs: This week, a security analyst shares his 2015 predictions; a consultant highlights the need for thoughtful IPv6 implementation.
- November 26, 2014
ICYMI: Dynatrace released its holiday shopping survey, which revealed mobile performance will be a key retailer strategy; Cisco, IBM were named leaders in smart city technology market.
- October 10, 2014
SN blogs: This week, one analyst discusses over-the-air Wi-Fi management in the wake of the FCC's fine against Marriott, while another touts a new breed of network management tools.
- October 08, 2014
The Los Angeles United School District taps Aruba Networks to anchor an upgrade to improve Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity across 750 schools.
- September 19, 2014
SN blogs: Enterprises are using third-party providers to handle their mobility management needs; why aren't companies protecting mobile data?
- July 17, 2014
Apple iOS 8 will add a MAC address spoofing feature to iPhones and iPads for wireless privacy. It could interfere with Wi-Fi location-based services used by many consumer-facing businesses.
- June 18, 2014
Dimension Data announced its mobility as a service offering for enterprises interested in simplifying mobile device, application and expense management.
- April 02, 2014
SN blogs: This week, analysts discuss mobile application platform providers and speculate about this week's Interop 2014 conference.
- March 06, 2014
SN blogs: MWC highlights new mobile technology, Apple comes out with improvements to its MDM program, and analysts discuss big data and security.
- January 29, 2014
Networking blogs: This week VMware becomes a top player in mobile device management and analysts predict the future of enterprise engineering.
- January 29, 2014
Aerohive adds the ability to manage mobile devices to its Wi-Fi management platform, combining mobile device management and network management.
- January 23, 2014
The NFL will use Extreme's wireless analytics to give its IT organizations insight into how fans are using in-stadium Wi-Fi.
- December 16, 2013
Two new series of Dell switches and OEM Aruba access points give the vendor an end-to-end campus networking portfolio.
- November 13, 2013
Multiple SSID network configurations can be trimmed down with dynamic policy controllers in order to boost wireless LAN performance.
- August 14, 2013
The Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking Group has announced a cloud-managed Wi-Fi 802.11ac access point -- the Cisco Meraki MR34 -- for SMBs.
- June 12, 2013
Mobile workers are more productive than their peers, but still are frustrated by confusing BYOD policies and lack of ubiquitous Wi-Fi.
- April 24, 2013
In this week's blog roundup, read about the risks and benefits of the BYO access point trend and get advice for timing packet capture.
- October 02, 2012
In BYOD management, IT is considering virtual desktop infrastructure for secure application delivery, but data containers may be a better approach.
- July 05, 2012
NPR's Planet Money podcast recently did an episode on Ford's luxury car brand Lincoln, and how far it's fallen. "Can Lincoln be cool again?" Apparently there was a time when the Lincoln Town Car ...
- January 10, 2012
A number of vendors are showing off early demonstrations of gigabit Wi-Fi at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. By choosing CES as the venue for these demos, the ...
- October 26, 2011
CCIE security track version 4 is approaching and will include new Cisco ASA firewall features and troubleshooting information. Cisco's CCIE security track manager explains.
- October 21, 2011
Sometimes it pays to move on, no matter how much you have invested in something. This summer Freakonomics Radio ran an episode titled "The Upside of Quitting," which poked holes in the old adage ...
- July 08, 2011
Despite the hype, 4G is as much of a best-effort consumer service as 3G is for branches. But Sprint is trying to make 4G business-ready with its new wireless WAN services.
- June 23, 2009
Nortel enterprise customers could get swept up in a larger deal for Nortel's telephony business, but it remains to be seen how well a telephony-focused buyer will support networking enterprise customers.
- June 22, 2009
Nortel put to rest rumors that it would maintain any of its units under the company name in a letter sent to Nortel users this morning obtained by SearchNetworking.com. Nortel also said it had ...
- January 15, 2009
While working on a story about how updates to PCI compliance rules will phase out WEP for retailers who process credit cards, I came across one of the more interesting takes on PCI compliance, by ...
- January 04, 2008
Troubleshooting wireless connectivity is often about fixing the physical issues first. Although we like to think that "going wireless" means there are no wires involved, anyone in networking knows ...
- May 15, 2006
HP ProCurve today announced a module to its 5300 switch that unifies the wired and wireless networks and makes them centrally manageable.
- March 24, 2005
A new IDC research report shows that the enterprise WLAN market was down marginally last quarter, but tight competition could mean more interoperability for customers.
- June 29, 2004
A number of fixed wireless broadband services are emerging as low-cost connectivity options for businesses, and that's why many believe the market is likely to boom over the next five years. According to a report from Oyster Bay, N.Y.- based ABI ...
- May 26, 2004
A top Sprint executive says the company is combining its various networks in order to offer users a consistent experience, regardless of where they are or how they connect.
- March 23, 2004
Cisco CEO John Chambers painted a picture of networking's future but said businesses must make some changes if they're going to effectively tap the technology.
- September 16, 2002
The Internet has quickly exceeded expectations, and IPv4, which was released in 1980, is creaking. This article from IT-Director.com explains the problems, and looks toward IPv6 and the benefits it offers.
- January 07, 2002
Among the networking industry announcements in this week's searchNetworking Quick Takes, items from: Nextel, Inciscent, Cox, Cisco, Agilent, Intersil and Marvell.
- November 08, 2001
Broadband wireless technologies, which promise high throughput, incredibly fast deployment times, an increasing range of reliability and value-added services, are starting to look sweeter and sweeter.