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USAID Funds Community-based Digital Communications

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 22nd, 2014

The NY Times reports the State Department has provided $2.8 million to a team of American hackers, community activists and software geeks to a mesh network, as a way for dissidents abroad to communicate more freely and securely. The United States Agency for International Development has pledged $4.3 million to create mesh networks in Cuba, […]

Quantenna: 8X8 MIMO WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 15th, 2014

Quantenna Communications, a high-performance Wi-Fi chipmaker, today announced that it is developing an 8×8 MIMO architecture with adaptive beamforming that promises significantly higher throughput. Using 8 receive antennas and 8 transmit antennas, Quantenna says up to 10 Gigabits/second are possible using their Wi-Fi chipset and 160 MHz channels. Quantenna claims to be the first to […]

Qualcomm Announces Multi-User MIMO Chipsets

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 4th, 2014

Qualcomm has announced chipsets on the way that use new antenna technology to boost Wi-Fi download speeds in crowded spaces. On Thursday, Qualcomm announced radios that can send three or four data streams as well as chipsets for mobile devices using 802.11ac solutions with multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO). MU-MIMO will let networks transmit data to many […]

FCC Authorizes High Power at 5.15 – 5.25 GHz

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2014

The FCC has voted to make the lower 100 MHz of 5 GHz spectrum more useable, reports Fierce Wireless. The FCC’s new 5 GHz rules increase allowable power levels to 1 watt and allow outdoor operation. The order protects incumbent satellite users by placing limits on the amount of energy that can be directed up […]

FCC Boss Wheeler Pushes for 3.5 GHz Spectrum Sharing

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 25th, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his vision for how the commission will make the 3.5 GHz band open for wireless broadband use, speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Wheeler’s roadmap for moving forward is the 2012 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report (PCAST). The FCC chairman announced Monday that is he […]

Ruckus Goes AC with ZoneFlex R700

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 18th, 2014

Ruckus Wireless says its new ZoneFlex R700 uses the 802.11ac standard , and is ideal for high capacity and challenging Wi-Fi environments such as airports, hotels, schools, hospitals, warehouses and high-density venues. The Ruckus ZoneFlex R700 operates as a standalone access point (AP) or part of a centrally managed wireless LAN (WLAN). It incorporates six […]