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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 […]

Ruckus Announces Cloud-Based WiFi Services

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 15th, 2014

Ruckus Wireless today unveiled a Cloud-based Smart Wi-Fi Access Management Service (SAMS) that gives organizations the power to manage and monetize Wi-Fi services from a ‘point-and-click’ Cloud-based portal. Ruckus says SAMS delivers a simple, Web-based portal that allows highly customized Wi-Fi access services to be created in a matter of minutes. Instead of requiring WLAN […]

AT&T Brings Gigabit Fiber & WiFi to North Carolina

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 10th, 2014

AT&T plans to begin building out its 1 Gbit/s broadband service in parts of North Carolina, in the next few week, marking its second deployment of the fiber service, after Austin, Texas. AT&T introduced GigaPower in Austin after Google Fiber announced its intention to enter that market. It’s the same deal with North Carolina, reports […]

Comcast: WiFi in Merger Mix with TWC

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 8th, 2014

Comcast confirmed that it’s weighing plans to create a nationwide WiFi network using its routers. Comcast filed its 180-page merger plan with the FCC detailing their proposed $45 billion Comcast-Time Warner merger. Comcast is the largest cable operator in the nation and Time Warner Cable is the second largest. On Tuesday, David Cohen, Executive VP […]

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 […]

Gigabit Squared: DOA?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2014

According to the Chicago Sun Times, the state of Illinois is now trying to get $2 million in grant money back from Gigabit Squared, the company that promised 1 Gigabit fiber optic connectivity to the city of Chicago. A $2 million grand from the state for Gigabit Squared’s pilot project was matched by the University […]