Mobile and wireless network technology

  • January 10, 2012 10 Jan'12

    Gigabit Wi-Fi previewed at CES

    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 26 Oct'11

    Seven questions for Cisco's CCIE security track manager

    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 21 Oct'11

    RIM: Move on from BlackBerry

    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 08 Jul'11

    4G wireless WAN services with SLAs: Too good to be true?

    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.

  • April 28, 2010 28 Apr'10

    Mobile VPN client ensures constant connectivity via Wi-Fi and 3G

    Although the city of Avondale, Ariz., has a sparse wireless WAN, its mobile workers rarely lose connectivity as they roam between Wi-Fi and cellular networks using a mobile VPN client for constant and transparent wide area network (WAN) access.

  • October 27, 2009 27 Oct'09

    802.11n wireless APs bring IP video to sprawling Illinois high school

    Teachers at Lyons Township High School, a school of nearly 4,000 students, are bringing Wi-Fi and IP video to the classroom with wireless tablets and an 802.11n wireless solution.

  • June 23, 2009 23 Jun'09

    Nortel routers and switches may go to buyer of telephony business

    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 22 Jun'09

    Letter to Nortel users: It’s a wrap, and no promises on what's next

    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 Nortel also said it had ...

  • April 23, 2009 23 Apr'09

    M2M on the radar, but has little impact on current WAN strategies

    With the increased reliance on telecommuters, the shift towards Web-based and virtual applications, and the elimination of satellite data and IT centers, you would think that network planners have enough on their plate in terms of future network ...

  • January 15, 2009 15 Jan'09

    PCI Compliance: Not easy, but not optional

    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 08, 2009 08 Jan'09

    Chief Executive or Commander in Chief, they both love their toys

    CNN is reporting that President Elect Barack Obama is having a tough time parting with his BlackBerry, despite apparently strict White House IT policies against his using the device: Those who ...

  • July 11, 2008 11 Jul'08

    Is pervasive mobility perverse?

    In my last post I quoted a description of a phone from Craig Raine's poem “A Martian Sends A Postcard Home:" "In homes, a haunted apparatus sleeps, that snores when you pick it up. If the ghost ...

  • June 18, 2008 18 Jun'08

    Open mobile devices get the most market penetration

    To be a player in the mobile device or network appliance game, having an open platform is a must, according to CEO Robert Bowman at the Mobile & Wireless World conference keynote last ...

  • March 10, 2008 10 Mar'08

    iPhone SDK, enterprise features: Nice, but not enough

    Let me just say, I have no horse in this race. I'm no BlackBerry crackhead and I'm no iPhone fan boy. When Apple announced its iPhone enterprise play last week, I started working the phones. My ...

  • March 05, 2008 05 Mar'08

    Nokia's Morph travels back from future to save world, prepare lunch

    I'd like to share a piece from Kate Dostart, associate editor for the networking group. She wrote this for's newsletter, and I thought it might be of interest. Please feel ...