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Wireless Internet Service Providers and Net Neutrality: it’s Complicated

by Justin Pollock, Ph.D., Antenna Engineer, KP Performance Antennas In 2015 under the Obama administration, the FCC ordered that Internet service providers be considered Title II common carrier telecommunications services. Last December, when the new FCC commissioner ruled to undo this “heavy-handed, utility-style” regulation of the Internet, salutations quickly came from the most obvious benefactors: “Big Cable” […]

Microwaves Meet the Cheese Steak Sandwich

by Barry Manz, President, Manz Communications, Inc. I recently came upon a folder I’ve been adding to on Google Drive called “IMS Sessions,” which contains PDF files showing all the technical sessions for the last 11 years. Scanning through them and then looking at this year’s program revealed some interesting insights and showed how far this industry has changed […]

Securing the Future: Why protection is paramount in the age of the Internet of Things

by Robin Kent, Director of European Operations, Adax Research suggests the Internet of Things industry will grow from $900 billion in 2014 to $4.3 trillion by 2024 . Vodafone has delved into the consumer side of IoT with the launch of its new “V by Vodafone” bundle, whereby consumers are charged for the number of connected devices […]

Test is Dead ­— Long Live Test

by Nigel Chapman, Director, Business Development, AceAxis Over many years working in cellular communications, we have rarely seen an era when so many aspects of the industry are in a state of flux as at the present time. With the industry striving to meet overwhelming demands for more data at a lower cost, and with ever more complex requirements […]

Help is Coming for Wi-Fi in 2018

by Sam Benzacar, President, Anatech Electronics Next to cellular service, Wi-Fi is the undisputed champion of wireless services. It’s so well suited for so many applications that in crowded places like airports, convention centers, and stadiums, it can be tough to connect or maintain a connection. Depending on the source you choose to believe, the average home has […]

The Search for More Wi-Fi Spectrum Accelerates

by Mark Miller, Product Manager, L-com Global Connectivity When Vic Hayes, the “father of Wi-Fi,” was asked in 1988 by his employer NCR Corp. to find a wireless means of connecting cash registers, he could hardly have imagined that what he and his collaborator, Bruce Tuch of Bell Labs, would create would become an indispensable connectivity solution. So […]

The Need for an Effective Packet Core in IoT

by Robin Kent, Director of European Operations, Adax The Internet of Things (IoT) is being hailed as the next big thing in the tech world. The way in which we live our day-to-day lives will change forever when all of our products and devices become “connected” — that’s if we’re led to believe everything we see […]

Are WISPs the Answer for Rural IoT?

by Ken Caird, Vice President and General Manager, KP Performance Antennas The competition to connect wireless-enabled sensors (i.e., IoT devices) is hot, as Bluetooth®, ZigBee, Z-Wave, and other solutions battle for supremacy in local communication and the cellular industry, Low-Power Wireless Area Network (LPWAN) providers, and even Wi-Fi contend to provide IoT sensors with access to the Internet. As […]

Sustaining Growth Through Innovation in a Changing Industry

Harvey Kaylie, Founder and CEO, Mini-Circuits We’ve seen the market for RF/microwave products change in recent years.  Customer orders are more diverse, less predictable, and more time sensitive than ever.  Next-generation wireless applications and new customer demands require solutions for higher frequencies and greater levels of complexity, and suppliers need to innovate to help customers meet their […]