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- April 03, 2020
Technology users say the pending Federal Communications approval of additional spectrum for Wi-Fi 6 should bring much higher wireless performance than available today.
- March 26, 2020
IDC predicts the global market for switches and wireless LAN products will fall in 2020, with revenues from switches below last year and wireless LAN sales rising less than 1%.
- 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 14, 2020
The Arista-Big Switch deal adds significant software-defined networking technology to Arista's EOS operating system. Also, Arista will acquire 300 customers and dozens of engineers.
- 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 22, 2020
The VMware acquisition of Nyansa is expected to provide network traffic analytics that cover the SD-WAN and the wired and wireless LAN.
- 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.
- January 10, 2020
Cradlepoint Netcloud has new analytics that help companies avoid the cost of exceeding the limits of their data plans for wireless links on the vendor's SD-WAN.
- January 09, 2020
The latest update of the Aruba SD-Branch includes intrusion detection and prevention software built into the product's gateway appliance.
- December 30, 2019
Cisco 2020: The networking giant begins the new year with an overhauled service provider business, and SD-WAN and customer challenges in the enterprise.
- December 06, 2019
Aruba, Cisco, Citrix and Silver Peak are among the first SD-WAN vendors to integrate their products with the AWS Transit Gateway.
- November 20, 2019
The Juniper Mist roadmap includes integrating the wireless LAN's cloud AI engine with Juniper's SD-WAN and malware detection service.
- November 14, 2019
The latest Cisco earnings report indicated a weakening in business confidence as economic uncertainties lowered tech spending by enterprises and other segments.
- November 12, 2019
Juniper Networks is using its Mist Systems acquisition to provide cloud-based analytics for a wired and wireless LAN built with Mist and Juniper hardware.
- November 07, 2019
The latest Cisco Meraki Go products cost as little as $149 -- a price that could attract Best Buy customers.
- October 24, 2019
Aruba's latest switches and ArubaOS-CX upgrade join campus and data center networking as Cisco heads in a similar direction with DNA Center.
- September 18, 2019
The Wi-Fi 6 wireless standard is now ready for deployment, thanks to the debut of a certification effort that helps guarantee interoperability.
- July 26, 2019
The latest IDC SD-WAN market report shows the amount companies spend annually on infrastructure will more than triple from 2018 to 2023, when it will reach $5.25 billion.
- 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 28, 2019
Extreme Networks' Aerohive acquisition would fill a gap in Extreme's WLAN portfolio by adding a cloud-based management option competitive with Cisco and Aruba.
- June 26, 2019
The CloudGenix SD-WAN is open for developers. The vendor has launched a developer program and tool set for integrating third-party infrastructure software.
- 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 21, 2019
802.11ac played a crucial role in enterprise WLAN market growth, as companies felt the pressure to upgrade their wireless infrastructure. But 802.11ax is the future.
- June 20, 2019
Aruba plans to add analytics to its Central management console for the WLAN. Customers will be able to access Aruba NetInsight and User Experience Insight in Central.
- 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 31, 2019
The seriousness of the Cisco vulnerability, Thrangycat, raises the question of tech buyers' rights when dealing with such a serious flaw in a vendor's hardware.
- May 21, 2019
Extreme Connect attendees got a peek at the company's product roadmap. Upcoming Extreme Networks products include an IoT device profiler and online application store.
- May 17, 2019
Extreme Networks CEO Ed Meyercord blames China, not President Donald Trump, for the impasse in trade talks that could force the vendor to raise prices by as much as 10%.
- 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 30, 2019
Cisco has launched itself into the Wi-Fi 6 market with the release of the Catalyst 9600 core campus switch. Other new Cisco Wi-Fi 6 gear includes Catalyst access points.
- April 25, 2019
Pica8's second branch product provides network automation and provisioning. But the jury is out on whether Pica8 Nymble can compete with offerings from established vendors.
- April 11, 2019
The new Juniper SD-WAN as a service integrates with the vendor's EX Series wired LAN switches and the Mist wireless LAN. The bundle shows Juniper moving toward an SD-branch offering.
- April 05, 2019
At Aruba Atmosphere 2019, executives said the WLAN vendor plans to improve its cloud services this year with changes to Central, ClearPass, Introspect and NetInsight.
- 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.
- March 20, 2019
Infovista has added a cloud-based orchestrator to its SD-WAN product. The latest feature in Infovista Ipanema is meant to make the software more attractive to MSPs.
- March 05, 2019
Juniper plans to acquire WLAN vendor Mist for $405 million. The Juniper-Mist acquisition is an offensive move that fills a hole in the networking vendor's campus portfolio.
- February 15, 2019
Cisco earnings and revenue show customers are putting aside global uncertainties and buying into the company's shift toward a more software-centric form of networking.
- January 16, 2019
Software like the new Cisco DNA Spaces can help retailers improve their merchandising and supply chains. But the first priority should be protecting shopper privacy, an expert says.
- November 16, 2018
Cisco earnings and revenues grew in the quarter ended Oct. 27 as sales increased across product lines, geographies and customer segments.
- 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.
- October 19, 2018
Comcast gigabit cable is now available to 58 million homes and businesses in 39 states. Comcast completed the rollout as AT&T and Verizon start launching 5G internet services.
- October 17, 2018
Arista will have to do more than wrap its Mojo Wi-Fi infrastructure into the Arista CloudVision management console to catch Cisco and HPE Aruba in campus networking.
- October 05, 2018
Nyansa Voyance has a new feature that lets companies request the contact information of other users of the Wi-Fi performance monitoring software.
- October 04, 2018
In networking news, Wi-Fi 6 now connotes 802.11ax technology, Aerohive Networks introduces machine learning analytics tools and Viavi releases a platform update.
- September 20, 2018
Belkin International's Linksys unit has launched a cloud-managed Wi-Fi system. Linksys is tapping MSPs for help in selling Cloud Manager to small businesses.
- September 14, 2018
Mist says its AI platform for WLAN monitoring can now handle hundreds of queries and will use deep learning to flag anomalies before they cause problems for users.
- August 28, 2018
In networking news, Cambium gets certified in Facebook's Express Wi-Fi program, Nyansa frees up network data worldwide and SevOne will support VMware NSX SD-WAN.
- June 22, 2018
Wireless reliability should be the main goal of WLAN vendors and institutions, one engineer writes. Also, how come networking didn't evolve the same way compute did?
- June 21, 2018
Cisco buys July Systems to add its cloud-based location services to Cisco's enterprise Wi-Fi platform. Also, Extreme and Ruckus launch improvements to their wireless LANs.
- March 27, 2018
Aruba's latest cloud-based analytics compares user Wi-Fi performance to let companies see why theirs is underperforming. Aruba NetInsight pricing starts at $50 per managed device.
- February 27, 2018
Cisco has made Narrowband IoT generally available in the Jasper Control Center. The technology standard significantly increases the number of devices supported in an IoT deployment.
- February 23, 2018
Ruckus plans to release a suite of technology for companies that want to support IoT devices on the WLAN. The suite includes an IoT module for the Ruckus SmartZone controller.
- February 20, 2018
Verizon is using technology from Mist to anchor a managed SD-WLAN service in an effort to extend its service footprint to customers' WLANs.
- January 17, 2018
Extreme Networks is targeting retailers with a new set of services, called ExtremeLocation. The latest technology adds location-based customer-tracking services to the Extreme wireless portfolio.
- October 27, 2017
The latest iteration of the Cisco DNA Center offers a single software console for managing the wired and wireless LAN. The latest technology is sold by subscription.
- September 01, 2017
Bloggers examine educational WLAN administration, the launch of a new Cumulus virtual lab and challenges in security analysis.
- August 04, 2017
Bloggers explore Mojo Networks' efforts to disrupt the delivery of WLAN architecture, DevTest in clouds and new directions in network management.
- July 10, 2017
Ruckus Wireless and Extreme Networks introduced Wi-Fi access points that reduce the amount of cabling in hotel rooms by eliminating separate wall ports for IP devices.
- June 27, 2017
With Cisco's Ericsson partnership on hold for now, the Cisco and Apple CEOs hinted at joint work on Wi-Fi and security at Cisco annual customer conference.
- May 24, 2017
Aerohive Connect, a low-cost management option for small WLANs, is available across the vendor's access points and switches. Aerohive also cut hardware prices by as much as $600.
- May 03, 2017
Google Wi-Fi routers are dropping connectivity after firmware update; FCC chairman proposes less regulation for ISPs; and Facebook develops drones to deliver disaster area Wi-Fi.
- April 21, 2017
The acquisition of wireless LAN provider Xirrus makes the Riverbed WAN portfolio more appealing to companies with branch offices.
- April 18, 2017
Networking analysts discuss the state of Wi-Fi vendor quality, how BGP can be made to work more efficiently and why enterprises should consider startups.
- March 02, 2017
In the next-generation sports venue, the home team's stadium network can serve as a strategic resource, driving fan engagement, concession sales and more.
- February 24, 2017
ARRIS plans to buy a portion of the Brocade networking portfolio that includes Ruckus Wireless. ARRIS is expected to target large public venues, education and hospitality.
- February 02, 2017
Aerohive shifts gears with Wi-Fi for small businesses that feature cloud-based management software, Cisco considers the true cost of a data breach and Arista beefs up visibility.
- January 05, 2017
Several private equity firms are interested in buying the Brocade networking business, which would include the Ruckus wireless LAN portfolio.
- December 07, 2016
Cisco has released the first Layer 2 Meraki switches with 10 GbE uplinks. The vendor also introduced an access point designed for the hotel industry.
- November 30, 2016
HPE Aruba networks are getting the access switch and software needed to support mobile and IoT devices, such as surveillance cameras and medical gear.
- November 04, 2016
Broadcom's decision to sell the Ruckus WLAN product following the Brocade acquisition is expected to lead to offers from Dell, Juniper and Nokia.
- October 27, 2016
Vendors Extreme Networks and Mist are promoting Wi-Fi APs that include services delivered today by other devices on the wireless network. The new products are unique in the market, but experts expect that to change.
- October 07, 2016
Avaya plans to offer in the first half of next year cloud-based management for its access switches and WLAN 9100 access points.
- September 14, 2016
Extreme Networks Inc. said it will purchase Zebra Technologies Corp.'s wireless LAN business for $55 million in cash to bolster its existing WLAN portfolio. The transaction is expected to close ...
- August 10, 2016
A wireless carrier group has accused the Wi-Fi Alliance of kowtowing to cable operators as it nears completion of a test for LTE-U on Wi-Fi.
- June 29, 2016
Startup Mist rolls out a wireless service that blends artificial intelligence, virtual Bluetooth Low Energy beacons and unprecedented visibility into network performance.
- June 20, 2016
Fleet Week 2016 puts Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Wi-Fi network to the test. What does it take to wire a 73-year-old warship with 21st century technology?
- April 28, 2016
Partners Dell and Aerohive have collaborated on software for managing WLAN infrastructure hardware, including switches and access points.
- April 14, 2016
Aerohive's latest Wave 2 access points are aimed at companies looking for higher speeds on existing Power over Ethernet infrastructure.
- April 13, 2016
MIT researchers' Wi-Fi people locator could benefit small businesses. The technology could lead to password-free Wi-Fi in cafes and better climate control systems in offices.
- April 05, 2016
Brocade's acquisition of Ruckus Wireless would counter the stronger portfolios of Cisco and HPE for the campus WLAN.
- April 01, 2016
The Internet of Things isn't only about locking doors. It's also about having a network that knows who to let in and who to keep out, without any human intervention.
- April 01, 2016
Behind every great application is a great network, and this is especially true for the Internet of Things. Its futuristic use cases often sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, and it takes a fast, reliable and February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16
This week, bloggers discuss fixed wireless access, IoT security challenges and living with the Border Gateway Protocol in data center fabrics.
- January 11, 2016
A Qualcomm Wi-Fi chipset scheduled for release this year will power 802.11ad products designed for the wireless office.
- January 05, 2016
The Wi-Fi Alliance has chosen Wi-Fi HaLow as the mark vendors can display on products that support low-power Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things.
- December 03, 2015
At the Bell Centre in Montreal, Avaya has deployed a new stadium Wi-Fi network aimed at ramping up fan engagement.
- December 02, 2015
Aruba's new Sensor product makes it possible to use the company's indoor tracking beacons on third-party Wi-Fi networks.
- November 20, 2015
Aerohive has unveiled an API platform that delivers wireless network data to business application developers.
- October 28, 2015
In a Cisco versus HP access point comparison, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte found HP Aruba provided better performance at a lower cost than Cisco.
- October 09, 2015
Brocade has partnered with two more Wi-Fi vendors to offer enterprise customers a more flexible wireless network.
- October 06, 2015
In this week's blogs, analysts discuss Cisco Mobility Express and examine whether enterprise networks can really handle an explosion of Internet of Things devices.
- September 21, 2015
Juniper Networks faces an uphill battle in tapping wireless partners to grab WLAN market share from Cisco and HP.
- September 01, 2015
Research firm IDC expects the latest Wi-Fi update 802.11ac to account for the majority of access point shipments and revenue in 2016.
- July 14, 2015
Extreme Networks introduces Wi-Fi appliances that can manage considerably more access points than previous versions.
- June 24, 2015
Juniper Networks has partnered with Ruckus Wireless to become a stronger competitor against Cisco and HP in the enterprise W-Fi market.
- June 03, 2015
Vendors introducing 802.11ac Wave 2 technology are likely to find that enterprises aren't ready to adopt the latest Wi-Fi standard that requires infrastructure upgrades.
- May 29, 2015
Fortinet's acquisition of Wi-Fi vendor Meru networks gives the security vendor the tools to compete with Cisco and HP in the enterprise wireless LAN market
- May 27, 2015
The latest update of the Ruckus Xclaim line of wireless transceivers includes CloudManager, a browser-based management console for administrators.
- May 19, 2015
Ruckus SmartZone for Wi-Fi management is available. Ruckus also announced a physical and virtual WLAN controller that can run SmartZone.
- May 14, 2015
The latest Xirrus wireless transceiver is built to tackle high-density areas like classrooms and large conference rooms.