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Ubiquiti Announces VoIP Android Phones for Enterprises

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2014

Ubiquiti Networks, today announced that it has launched UniFi VoIP, a new line of Enterprise smart phone technology using Android phones. The system will be managed by a PBX integrated within the UniFi Software Defined Networking (SDN) Control Plane to provide seamless, scalable telephony. UniFi VoIP, according to Ubiquiti, will offer a superior user-experience at […]

Asus RT-AC87: First Mu-MIMO Router

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 24th, 2014

ASUS has officially announced its RT-AC87 Quantenna-based router. The AC2400 designation comes from the 1.73Gbps capacity on the 5GHz band in 802.11ac mode and up to 600Mbps via 802.11n. Small Net Builder reports the RT-AC87 is the first of the “wave 2″ 802.11ac routers and supports Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) using the 4×4 (four receive / […]

Comcast Buys Cloud Control WiFi Company

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 14th, 2014

Comcast has acquired PowerCloud Systems, a spinoff from PARC that developed cloud-based WiFi management, reports TechCrunch, reportedly for under $50 million. Skydog, their cloud-managed Wi-Fi router was a scaled-down version of their cloud-based networking solution that PowerCloud sells to small and medium-sized enterprise customers. Skydog’s hardware consisted of a dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi router with a […]

900MHz Standard for Smartwatches?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 8th, 2014

The IEEE 802.11ah standard is the new PHY and MAC design that operates in the 900MHz band. It is intended to support extended range WiFi, and the Internet-of-everything (IoE) devices. It would compete with other technologies for home automation such as Zigbee and Z-wave which also use the 900 MHz band. The 11ah standard is […]

Gowex Declares Bankruptcy

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 7th, 2014

Gowex, the Madrid-based Wi-Fi service provider, has filed for bankruptcy protection, reports Reuters. Its CEO and president, Jenaro Garcia Martin, acknowledged he has been cooking the firm’s books for four years and resigned. Gowex’s collapse followed a scathing report issued July 1 by Gotham City Research, which called the company a “charade” and alleged that […]

Qualcomm Buys Wilocity for 60 GHz WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 3rd, 2014

Qualcomm announced today that it is buying gigabit wireless specialist Wilocity in a move that puts the mobile chipmaker firmly behind the new WiGig standard. Qualcomm Atheros has been an investor in Wilocity since 2008 and has worked closely with the startup. The WiGig IEEE 802.11ad standard adds the 60 GHz band to Wi-Fi and […]