Qualcomm, Huawei Wireless, Cisco, Aruba, Broadcom and Quantenna are just a few of the companies throwing their support behind the next wave in Wi-Fi, appropriately called "wave 2" features that more efficiently handle high-bandwidth applications.
Cisco is acquiring Waltham, Massachusetts-based cloud security provider CloudLock for $293 million, signaling the vendor's ongoing desire to become a bigger player in the cloud infrastructure market.
MulteFire later this year will see the release of its first technical spec. The unlicensed technology, which allows for LTE-like deployments in the unlicensed 5 GHz band without the need for a licensed spectrum anchor channel, is the raison d'etre for the MulteFire Alliance, an industry group that is quickly recruiting member support from mobile operators like SoftBank and network vendors like Cisco.
The ratio of service revenue pulled in by U.S. mobile operators is over twice that of fixed cable operators. Based on these revenue and traffic loading stats, it is clear that consumers value mobility. They seem more than willing to pay a premium for mobile access versus (Wi-Fi and) fixed access. So, what is this mobility premium?
After struggling in 2015, vendors of cable access equipment saw the category spike as much as 50 percent in the first quarter, with operators committing to aggressive orders of DOCSIS 3.1-compatible gear.
While the MulteFire Alliance is hosting an Open Day and Technical Workshop in Beijing today, the organization has announced that Cisco and Neul, a subsidiary of Huawei, have joined the alliance.
HPE, Cisco and Microsoft are enjoying a comfortable lead in the cloud infrastructure market-- one that includes private cloud hardware, public cloud hardware and cloud infrastructure.
A week after a management shakeup at Cisco, four key product development executives are resigning, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing an internal memo circulated by the company's CEO Chuck Robbins. Senior Vice Presidents Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, Luca Cafiero and Soni Jiandani are departing in the wake of a reorganization that shifted all but Jiandani into adviser roles.
The addition of 1 billion new users and 10 billion new connected devices will triple the amount of data being passed through the Internet by 2020, Cisco predicts.
For years, the growth of wireless carriers has been so rapid that cellular data providers have been worried about hitting the limit on spectrum availability, leading them to implement now-regular limits on monthly data consumption. But a surge in Wi-Fi hotspots that Cisco projects in its latest Visual Networking Index Forecast could have a more pronounced impact as internet traffic gets offloaded back onto Wi-Fi networks.