Analyst Blogs

Kontakt.io Just Made Low Cost Asset Tracking a Reality for Everyone

Aug. 30, 2016, 12:03 p.m.

Kontakt.io hs just announced a new rnge of hardware platform on which a new generation of start-ups and applications around asset tracking and RTLS can be built. Kontakt.io offers gateway infrastructure, cloud platform and a range of different tag formats, which will enable low cost indoor asset tracking ...


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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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WiGig Market on the Verge of a Breakout Year

June 8, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
Philip Solis, Research Director

WiGig, or IEEE 802.11ad, is fully a part of Wi-Fi.  It is Wi-Fi in 60 GHz.  This year will be pivotal for WiGig with the first access points and devices incorporating the technology.  Next year will be a breakout year for WiGig.  Several flagship smartphones with WiGig will ship ...


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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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MaxLinear Entropic Tie-Up Helps Integration

Feb. 4, 2015, 7:13 a.m.
Sam Rosen, Managing Director and VP, Video, OTT and AR/VR

Congratulations to Maxlinear and Entropic on their strategic tie-up.  This will provide value to the Pay TV sector, including both satellite and cable operators.  Ultimately, the level of integration can increase while leveraging operational (SG&A) benefits.

Providing some context, the summary of a piece of research, Intel-Entropic-Maxlinear Pairing Makes Sense ...


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