The King is Dead, Long Live the King: 802.11n dramatically improves Wi-Fi outdoors

IEEE 802.11n is the new international standard for wireless Local Area Networks, incorporating new smart antenna technologies (MIMO – Multiple In and Multiple Out) permitting a 5x performance and 2x coverage improvement for WLANs. While this new technology is becoming the de facto standard in consumer and enterprise networks, it has not yet made an […]

Real world measurements show muni Wi-Fi networks outperform WiMAX and cellular

Two important issues in large-scale municipal wireless have been: (1) can a given technology provide a usable data communications service and (2) how much does it cost to deploy such a service? A useful network service provided at an affordable price is a necessary condition for a successful network offering. Many of the early muni […]