Analyst Blogs

Wi-Fi Technology Today is Nothing Like the Wi-Fi Technology of Yesterday

July 8, 2016, 8:06 p.m.
Philip Solis, Research Director

Wi-Fi Tech of Yesterday

Wi-Fi has evolved significantly.  If one goes back a decade, the Wi-Fi industry mostly comprised of 802.11g products, and was about to shift to 802.11n.  Wi-Fi existed mostly in portable PCs, some desktop PCs, and a small number of PDAs.  That was single-stream Wi-Fi ...


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IP Traffic Management or DatApocalypse Now!

March 1, 2016, 5:08 p.m.

There is no end in sight! That’s what mobile broadband operators tell me in the run up to 5G. All new traffic is wireless, a mix of cellular and Wi-Fi, and no one is going back to the wire. The only thing for sure is that mobile broadband gets ...


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Smart Antennae: Critical for 5G

Jan. 13, 2016, 5:46 p.m.

5G Changes Everything

The 5G Network of Tomorrow is coming to mobile broadband, and like SDN/NFV, it will generate new network operating models. While avant-garde operators will quickly adopt, further cementing their market leading positions, 5G will open the door to non-traditional network operators and infrastructure vendors for networks ...


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MuLTEfire vs Wi-Fi… a Storm in a Tea-cup?

Jan. 10, 2016, 10:59 p.m.
Jake Saunders, Managing Director and VP, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services

On the 16th December 2015, Qualcomm, Intel, Nokia and Ericsson formed the MuLTEfire Alliance. The Alliance is now canvassing for additional members. It is expected the body will try to sign up as many device, infrastructure and telco service providers as possible. If they are able to sign up cable ...


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The Full Realization of 802.11ac Requires MU-MIMO

Oct. 23, 2015, 6:25 p.m.
Philip Solis, Research Director

ABI Research has been covering 802.11ac and 802.11ad (WiGig) for about 6 or 7 years now.  These standards started to take off commercially a few years ago.  802.11ac is much more complex than previous standards, so it was broken up into two waves of certification by the ...


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