Role of Wi-FI in 5G

June 27, 2018 Wi-Fi has been around for more than 20 years. It has continued to evolve with addition of new functionalities and improvement in performance. As we move to 5G, Wi-Fi is also evolving to support, meeting the IMT-2020 vision Next version of Wi-Fi, 802.11ax will provide following enhancements over previous version 802.11ac: Higher throughput More usabilit...
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LTE in unlicensed bands

July 04, 2016 | By Navnit Goel So far in the unlicensed bands, Wi-Fi is the predominant technology, which is being used for cellular off-load from residential, enterprise and hotspot solutions. In fact, Wi-Fi accounts for more than 50% of traffic from mobile devices. Mobile networks are highly efficient when they use license spectrum. However increasing usage of mobile ...
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Wi-Fi Future Trends

June 09, 2016 | By Navnit Goel Wi-Fi is a dominant technology for connecting end users to the network due to low cost, good speed and throughput. It is being extensively used at home, large enterprises, public spaces as well as for IoT applications. For the first time in 2015, more mobile data traffic was offloaded through Wi-Fi and Femto Cells to wired network as compared t...
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Voice Communication is getting transformed in a data application

June 07, 2016 | By Navnit Goel According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, in 2015 voice traffic has dropped to 5% of data from 50% in 2010. Earlier telecom networks were voice centric and data was an optional add on service, However now networks are data centric and, voice has now become a data service. For most subscribers, voice is essential to have, but data is primary serv...
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Wi-Fi Alliance announces a new Wi-Fi

January 8, 2016 | By Navnit Goel Wi-Fi alliance announces a new Wi-Fi that is low powered, has twice the range compared to conventional Wi-Fi and can travel through walls easily. This is named as Wi-Fi HaLow and is incorporated in 802.11ah standard. Wi-Fi HaLow is well suited to meet unique needs of Smart Homes, Smart City and Industrial markets, connected cars and digit...
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Hot topics in Wireless Technology in 2015

During the year passing by, 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE), which are in deployment phase and upcoming technologies 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and LTE in unlicensed band (LTE-U) dominated the wireless technology scene. 2015 has been a year, when mobile operators continued to build their broadband network using 4G LTE, VoLTE emerged as the platform...
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New revenue opportunities with Wi-Fi roaming

According to a white paper entitled “Wi-Fi Roaming Business Case” recently published by the WBA, as many as 70% of the international travelers often rely on Wi-Fi networks instead of traditional mobile networks. It means that there is a huge opportunity for growing revenues for Wi-Fi service providers. Even though Cellular roaming services have been available for quite some ...
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Wi-Fi platform and ecosystem Trends

Wi-Fi ecosystem is changing at a rapid pace. Key trends are: The increasing shift from best effort public Wi-Fi to full carrier-grade Wi-Fi Increasing use of Wi-Fi by service providers including pure-plays, aggregators, MNOs, MSOs and vertical market operators Move of Wi-Fi into the internet of things (IoT) Wi-Fi is likely to play key role in next generation multi-techn...
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