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Wi-Fi 6 vs. 5G: What is right for your organisation?
Should businesses opt for Wi-Fi 6, 5G, or both? D-Link's Paul Routledge explores the connectivity options available to businesses in 2019 and beyond 2019 will be a landmark year for wireless connectivity and IoT, with the launches of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G making headlines across the globe.  In a world where access to the Internet... Read More

Riverbed to acquire Xirrus WiFi for SD-WAN functionality

Riverbed Technologies has announced the signing of a deal to acquire Xirrus, a cloud WiFi network provider, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of Xirrus is intended to strengthen Riverbed’s existing software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offering by combining unified cross-network connectivity with Xirrus’ enterprise-level WiFi functionality. In April 2016 Riverbed launched SteelConnect, an application-defined SD-WAN… Read More


UK government proposes cloud-based WiFi service for public sector

The UK government has released a new WiFi service in private beta for public sector organisations, designed to coordinate and replace disparate user and guest connectivity solutions with a single secure network. GovWifi, managed centrally by the Government Digital Service (GDS), can be operated across existing infrastructure and hopes to provide a seamless, secure WiFi… Read More


France seeks to ban public Wi-Fi and Tor browser after Paris attacks

France has proposed a new law which would see the country ban the use of the anonymous web browser Tor and free Wi-Fi services, in the wake of last month’s Paris terror attacks. According to French reports [French], authorities are looking to tighten censorship measures in the hope of controlling unregulated internet usage – a tactic… Read More


Wi-Fi under threat from ‘100 times faster’, more secure Li-Fi

Results of recent research has confirmed Li-Fi, a super-fast data transmitting technology, is 100 times faster than conventional Wi-Fi internet communication. The tests carried out by Estonian startup Velmenni, based in the capital city Tallinn, demonstrated that Li-Fi, which uses light to transmit data through the air, was incredibly fast in both office and industrial… Read More