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Wi-Fi Alliance Launches Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ Certification Program

September 16, 2019

Wi-Fi 6 has been around for almost a year, in the news and on the shelves. Tuesday, however, marked a key milestone to the deployment of the next generation of Wi-Fi connectivity; the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced the launch of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 ™ certification program. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ provides the assurance that certified […]

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MAC Address Randomization: How User Privacy Impacts Wi-Fi And Internet Service Providers

July 28, 2019

In the era of mobility, location tracking is a major privacy concern for portable device users. Although a growing number of applications make use of location data, operating systems (OSs) provide the ability to turn off location services provided by the GPS or cellular/Wi-Fi connectivity. Wi-Fi access points, however, can monitor device locations without user […]

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Leveraging Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for 5G

June 18, 2019

The heterogenous nature of future wireless networks comprising of multiple access networks, frequency bands and cells – all with overlapping coverage areas – presents wireless operators with network planning and deployment challenges. Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can assist wireless operators to overcome these challenges by analyzing the geographic information, engineering parameters and […]

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Moving Beyond Cloud Computing to Edge Computing

May 1, 2019

In the era of cloud computing—a predecessor of edge computing—we’re immersed with social networking sites, online content and other online services giving us access to data from anywhere at any time. However, next-generation applications focused on machine-to-machine interaction with concepts like internet of things (IoT), machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) will transition the focus […]

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Mobility Lab Webinar #3 Recap: Inter-Operator Mobility with CBRS

April 18, 2019

Today we hosted our third webinar in the Mobility Lab Webinar series, “Inter-Operator Mobility with CBRS.” In case you missed the webinar, you can read about it in this blog or scroll down to see the recorded webinar and Q&A below. Background Multiple service operators (MSOs) may be motivated to provide mobile services using the […]

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5G Link Aggregation with Multipath TCP (MPTCP)

April 3, 2019

The unprecedented growth of data traffic and the number of connected devices has made it evident that the current end-to-end host-centric communication paradigm will not be able to meet user demand for massive data rates and low latency. The wireless industry is constantly pushing technology frontiers to cope with this increasing user demand. The advent […]

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Mobility Lab Webinar #3: Inter-Operator Mobility with CBRS

March 21, 2019

The emergence of spectrum sharing with Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has unlocked opportunities for new entrants including traditional multiple service operators (MSOs) to provide mobile service. CBRS networks will use low power small cells which inherently provides short distance coverage and thus target deployment in high traffic areas. Operators will likely have to rely […]

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Mobility Lab Webinar Recap: Over-the-Top (OTT) Aggregation

February 14, 2019

This week, we hosted our second installment of the Mobility Lab Webinar series on “Over-the-Top (OTT) Aggregation.” If you were unable to attend the webinar, you can read about it in this blog or scroll down to see the recorded webinar and Q&A below. Background Wireless operators have always been driven to meet increasing user […]

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DOCSIS® Network vs. Fiber Backhaul for Outdoor Small Cells: How Larger Footprint of DOCSIS Networks Lowers TCO in the Outdoor Use Case

January 31, 2019

In our recent blog post, we talked about how, from a total cost of ownership (TCO) perspective, DOCSIS networks triumph as either backhaul or fronthaul over traditional fiber backhaul for the indoor use case. In this blog, we bring that TCO analysis to a more intuitive, outdoor use case: a head-to-head comparison between TCO of […]

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Mobility Lab Webinar #2: Over-The-Top (OTT) Aggregation

January 23, 2019

Achieving higher data rates and increasing quality of service (QoS) have always been driving forces for wireless operators to meet increasing user demand for higher throughputs. To address this need, operators have used various flavors of aggregation, including: Traditional multi-channel aggregation Aggregating carriers in either licensed or unlicensed spectrum, using a single technology like LTE […]

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