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Demand for in-building wireless solutions grows
In-building wireless solutions are in greater demand as the need to improve the quality and reliability of indoor voice and data connections increases
BLE beacons to exceed 400 million by 2020
“BLE Beacons are cropping up everywhere, with particularly strong growth coming in Enterprise/Industrial, IoT and connected home."
5G wireless ecosystem set to boom
Driven by regional, national government, wireless carrier and vendor initiatives, 5G R&D and trial investments will account for $5 billion by 2020.
New Apple Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard on the horizon
Apple is set to release a new ‘Magic Mouse 2’ and wireless keyboard with Bluetooth 4.2, according to regulatory filings posted to the FCC website.
Key mobile broadband advancements on the horizon
"LTE is the cornerstone of continual mobile broadband enhancements, which will eventually lead to the integration of 5G in the next decade."
Millimetre wave technology set to take off in next five years
"MMW will find significant application in complementing the usage of the higher frequency spectrum in wireless communications."
LG adds wireless curved sound bar to Music Flow family
LG Electronics has announced its first wireless curved sound bar will join LG Music Flow series in October.
Startup seeks to solve smartphone 'dying battery anxiety'
DougieTek, a startup, is in the process of developing a prototype of a product designed to replace smartphone batteries and solve charging issues.
D-Link shows off spherical Wi-Fi USB adapter
"Our new USB Wi-Fi Adapter will significantly upgrade the network speeds of a device, providing the ability to do more online and stray farther."
SanDisk builds wireless flash drive for today's customer
“The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is designed to give people a simple, intuitive way to save and access content across multiple devices."
Ruckus Wireless launches smart Wi-Fi bridging system
"The P300 represents one of the most advanced Wi-Fi bridging solutions on the market today.”
InternetNZ's new grants round open for applications
"Contributing this money to the work of others means that we can really help New Zealanders make the most of the internet in this country."
Wireless charging market: Drivers, challenges and benefits
Future Market Insights (FMI) has investigated the current wireless charging market and forecasted what it will look like over the next five years.
Toshiba develops new technologies, gears up for IoT products
Toshiba has developed two new process technologies for microcontrollers and wireless communication ICs.
Automation drives uptake of wireless devices
Wireless devices are perceived as the next big technological step in industrial automation.
Big name vendors back Wireless IoT Forum
The newly established Wireless IoT Forum has announced Accenture, Arkessa, BT, Cisco, Telensa and WSN are its founding members and board.
NetComm Wireless enters Cloud of Things partnership
"The 'Cloud of Things' partner programme represents the progression of Deutsche Telekom's recently launched Industry 4.0 offering."
Wireless charging speeding up
The WPC hopes the new technology can deliver as much as a 60% charge in as little as 30 minutes.
Fortinet snaps up Meru; launches BYOD service
Fortinet is the latest company in acquisition mode, announcing it will acquire Wi-Fi networking company Meru Networks, in a US$44 million deal.
New opportunity for resellers to ‘connect the unconnected’
New distribution deal with wireless broadband vendor Cambium Networks will see Connector Systems helping resellers 'connect the unconnected'.
Hands on review: Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter
"Its name mightn’t sound all that exciting, but the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter proved to be an incredibly useful bit of gear."
Frost & Sullivan: Where will wireless communications go next?
"Developments in wireless communication test equipment will revolve around LTE, M2M communications, and solutions that can be easily deployed."
$5.4 million planned for SNUP wireless 'retrofitting'
New upgrade will run alongside the $700 million SNUP for infrastructure and fast connections for schools.
SnapperNet inks AirTight access point deal
SnapperNet has inked an exclusive distribution deal with cloud-managed Wi-Fi access point provider AirTight Networks.