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Unified networks: Wire, wireless, and the best tool for the job

Wire and wireless are becoming more reliant upon one another, leading to a new era of unified networks -- what we believe will be the most important networking strategy going forward, and the subject of this analyst report.

Wire will remain the solution of choice for many, given the fundamental challenges inherent in applying the laws of physics that govern radio wave propagation, and their effect on range, coverage, throughput, and capacity. More importantly, though, wire and wireless are becoming more reliant upon one another, leading to a new era of unified networks -- what we believe will be the most important networking strategy going forward, and the subject of this analyst report.

To read the full report, download this PDF: Unified networks: Wire, wireless, and the best tool for the job


About the author: Craig Mathias is a principal with Farpoint Group, an advisory firm based in Ashland, Mass., specializing in wireless networking and mobile computing. The firm works with manufacturers, enterprises, carriers, government, and the financial community on all aspects of wireless and mobile. He can be reached at craig@farpointgroup.com.

This was last published in June 2007

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