802.11ac WLAN Sales on a Tear

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Did you know that sales of enterprise-grade wireless LAN equipment with the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard are expected to skyrocket over the next four years? This is partly due to the aggressive pricing strategies, according to a report from Dell’Oro Group. Find out why customers should interested in AirTight Networks for their 11AC needs.   Read more

Channel Bonding Caveats – Over and Above Spectrum Hogging

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Popular literature on 802.11ac describes 40 MHz and 80 MHz operation (channel bonding) as doubling and quadrupling of the data rate, respectively. Every time I saw that mentioned, the following question came to my mind.

When radio transmits over 40 MHz (or 80 MHz) channel, is the total transmit power proportionally increased over 20 MHz to maintain the SNR (signal to noise ratio)? And, how is the data rate multiple with channel bonding distributed over the cell?

This question nagged me like a little stone in the shoe that is impossible to ignore. My subsequent findings from the lab tests show that the popular literature is only partially true. Read on to find out why.   Read more

802.11ac Deeper Dive Webinar Recap

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Last week, AirTight’s Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, Robert Ferruolo (@RAFerruolo), added another chapter to the AirTight 802.11ac webinar series.  Robert presented on “802.11ac Deeper Dive” focusing on features that come along with the 802.11ac wireless platform. During the presentation, Robert broke down channel availability, QAM, beamforming, MIMO, MU-MIMO, frame aggregation, and error correction.  To view… Read More

802.11ac Webinar Series Launched

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Last week AirTight launched its 802.11ac webinar series. Throughout this six-part series, we will be touching on various aspects of the 802.11ac wireless platform.  The first session touched on the Essentials of 802.11ac. Upcoming Webinars: 802.11ac Deep Dive & Beyond We will be continuing the series next week with “802.11ac Deeper Dive.” Stay tuned for… Read More

Wi-Fi Offload Summit: Who Will Monetize Your Brand?

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With the theme of “Monetize Thyself!” AirTight speakers will tackle issues of real-time business intelligence, user engagement and creating value from Wi-Fi investments. Update: Please see our recap of Day 1: Suddenly, Everyone Attacks Wi-Fi Monetization.   In today’s environment even the non-traditional telecom companies are jumping into the big data and monetization fray, as… Read More

802.11ac Essentials – Webinar

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Join us for a 45-min webinar on 802.11ac essentials on June 10 (11 am EST or 7 pm EST) with our senior technical marketing engineer, Robert Ferruolo. Topics include: What’s new in 802.11ac standard? 802.11ac capabilities compared to 802.11n Should I jump in now or wait for 802.11ac Wave 2? 802.11ac scalability compared to 802.11n… Read More

EarthLink and AirTight: Retail WiFi Partnership Made in the Cloud

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Read the interview with Greg Griffiths, vice president of retail solutions at EarthLink Business, on the trends in retail WiFi. Also download RIS report “Is CMO on Your Side?”, courtesy of EarthLink. What are retailers looking for in WiFi today? We need to look at retail and restaurants separately. Restaurants have deployed WiFi for a… Read More

Packet Capture with AP Radios – What’s Under the Hood?

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Wireless packet capture has always been important to Wi-Fi professionals and support engineers for resolving network problems. With the diversity of wireless clients that is already around and which is only expected to grow with the Internet of Things (IoT), packet capture capabilities will continue to be critical. Wireless packet capture can be facilitated in… Read More