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WLAN sales closing in on wired Ethernet sales

The global Ethernet switch market has stirred and started tapping messages on the underside of its coffin-lid, according to prognosticator IDC, managing measurable growth in Q4 2015 rather than the of-late-usual shrinkage. At US$6.4 billion, Q4 2015 exhibited an almost-beating heart, with more than 3.2 per cent growth compared …
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Meru Networks CEO: 2014 was a year of Cs & Ds

Business went from bad to worse for troubled WLAN maker Meru Networks in calendar 2014: losses widened and sales shrunk, paving the way for a fresh round of workforce throttling. The NASDAQ-listed firm warned the view from its deck wasn’t pretty in Q4 prelims released a month ago, and it wasn’t wrong – turnover crashed 28 per …
Paul Kunert, 10 Feb 2015
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Meru Networks ready to DECIMATE its workforce

Meru Networks has retained financial advisor Deutsche Bank to review future options for the business, as it confirmed its intention to erase “more than” 10 per cent of the global workforce amid falling sales and profits. The NASDAQ-listed WLAN maker revealed last night that according to preliminary estimates for Q4, revenues …
Paul Kunert, 7 Jan 2015
Un Frog

France KICKS UK into THIRD PLACE for public Wi-Fi hotspots

The UK is ranked third in the world for publicly available Wi-Fi, with one hotspot per 11 people, according to research released on Monday, but France leads the way, while the US steals second place. By 2018, the number of UK hotspots will increase to one per five people, according to Wi-Fi provider iPass. The number of …
Kat Hall, 3 Nov 2014
LG LTE

LTE's backers vow to KILL OFF WI-FI and BLUETOOTH

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, weightless and Sigfox, not to mention GPS and TETRA: LTE’s proponents plan to make every one of them redundant, while also ensuring their own advanced wireless standard becomes the only one anyone, anywhere, will ever need. And all this by March 2016. Long-Term Evolution's supporters have never hidden their …
Bill Ray, 8 Oct 2014
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Cisco patches enterprise wireless vulns

Cisco has issued patches and mitigation instructions for 16 of its wireless products, to take care of a number of denial of service vulnerabilities and one unauthorised access vulnerability. Let's deal with the most severe issue first. The Cisco IOS code pushed to a number of Aironet access points under the control of a Cisco …
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Ethernet switch pitch less of a b*tch as 2012 comes to a close

The Ethernet switch market picked up a tiny bit as last year came to a close, according to various box counters, and the prognosticators at Infonetics Research and IDC were projecting that 2013 would see stronger growth as the move to 10 Gigabit Ethernet begins in earnest in the data center and companies start contemplating …
Wi-Fi 802.11n

Oz WiFi guys score top Euro inventor award

The original Australian CSIRO research team that created and patented WiFi technology has been international recognised with the European Patent Office (EPO) Inventor Award. The wireless standard was developed in the 1990s by a team of Australian scientists and germinated from a technology they were working on to filter …
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O2 quietly cans gratis Cloud Wi-Fi connectivity

O2 has quietly dropped The Cloud from the list of Wi-Fi hotspot aggregators it grants its mobile customers free access to. Until the start of the month, O2 customers could access the internet through The Cloud's many WLANs. Now, however, only BT Openzone and O2's own O2 WiFi hotspots are included for free. Punters tell us …
Hard Reg, 7 Feb 2012
The Register breaking news

Boffins shine 800Mbps wireless network from flashlight

German researchers have discovered how to fill a room with 800 megabits per second of wireless data using an inexpensive LED setup. "Using red-blue-green-white light LEDs, we were able to transmit 800Mbit/s in the lab," said researcher Klaus-Dieter Langer. "That is a world record for the [visible light communication] method …
Rik Myslewski, 2 Aug 2011
The Register breaking news

Juniper blows small wad on Trapeze

Switch colossus Juniper will acquire enterprise wireless networking specialist Trapeze Networks for $152m cash, it announced today. It plans to integrate the buy into its corporate networking business, to allow clients to provide "a seamless, high-quality, secure experience to their users regardless of where and how they …
Team Register, 16 Nov 2010
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Enterprises throw caution to the wind in 802.11n rush

The wireless industry changes at the speed of light and so do the attitudes of its customers. Five years ago, amid the intense nervousness of enterprises about adopting pre-standard fast Wi-Fi standards or insecure - Wi-Fi at all - who would have predicted the carefree abandonment with which corporates are now embracing pre- …
Faultline, 13 Sep 2008
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Aruba Networks takes to AirWave for $37m

Wireless switch specialist Aruba Networks is buying AirWave Wireless, a multi-vendor WLAN management firm, for $37m. AirWave software manages different types of wireless networks built with equipment from a variety of manufacturers including Aruba, Cisco, Motorola, HP, Avaya, 3Com, Juniper and several others. The software also …
Austin Modine, 9 Jan 2008
The Register breaking news

Hotspot prices to fall after Boingo goes global with WiFi

WiFi pioneer Boingo is passing the 100,000 hotspot mark, with a new WiFi service "providing international business travellers with access to more than 100,000 locations around the world for one low monthly cost with no roaming charges and no per-minute fees." The key detail, however, will be the decision to go flat rate. The …
Guy Kewney, 27 Jun 2007
BT

Desperately seeking WLAN apps for London

Wireless Event City wireless LAN pioneer Westminster City Council has kicked off a competition to find new applications to run on its planned city-wide Wi-Fi network. Along with sponsors BT and Vertex, it is offering prizes of £1,000 in each of three categories: Wireless Living to improve the daily life of individuals, Wireless Neighbourhood …
Bryan Betts, 24 May 2007
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Gone in 120 seconds: cracking Wi-Fi security

Interview WEP is dead - and here's the proof. Cracking the Wi-Fi security protocol WEP is a probability game. The number of packets required to successfully decrypt the key depends on various factors, luck included. When WEP was compromised in 2001, the attack needed more than five million packets to succeed. During the summer of 2004 …

AirMagnet bids to analyse Cisco

WLAN analysis outfit AirMagnet has brought out software designed to work with Cisco's Unified Wireless Network. AirMagnet already has a version of the tool, which is called Enterprise Analyzer, for Aruba's Mobile Edge Architecture. Enterprise Analyzer for Cisco uses existing Cisco lightweight access points as sniffers to …
Bryan Betts, 21 Feb 2007

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