Tag: WFA

Measuring the Need for more Unlicensed Spectrum

The growing network of connected devices, increasing number of Wi-Fi users, and growing data capacity requirements will necessitate careful Wi-Fi spectrum planning. To satisfy...

WiFi Alliance beefs up WPA security protocols to address vulnerabilities

Technologies which run in unlicensed spectrum are always dogged by fears about privacy and security, and these will only become more critical to address,...

WFA Adds Two New Features to Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage

As Wi-Fi gains more and more popularity, it is evolving from a best-effort to a managed performance technology. Managed networks becoming the new normal...

WiFi at odds with industry in transport networks stand-offs

As all kinds of vehicles become wirelessly connected, there are mounting tensions between the WiFi community and the industry stakeholders, from carmakers to train...

WiFi Alliance launches certification for precise location technology

Positioning a person or object precisely within a building remains one of the challenges of wireless communication, and can be essential to safety, as...

Wi-Fi Doesn’t Let Success Go to Its Head

Wi-Fi is a decades-old technology, but it remains as relevant as ever because it continues to evolve in ways that benefit vendors, service providers...

WiFi Alliance launches HaLow brand for 802.11ah sub-GHz WiFi

The WiFi Alliance has finally given a brand name to its sub-GHz WiFi standard, with 802.11ah now called HaLow. Operating in the unlicensed 900MHz...

WiFi Alliance brings a complex dose of reality to LTE-U tests

Amid rising concerns over the impact on WiFi of the planned LTE expansion into unli-censed spectrum, the WiFi Alliance has published its first guidelines...

WiFi Alliance aims to be 5 GHz gatekeeper of 5 GHz

When the WiFi Alliance said recently that it wanted to oversee a coexistence certification system for the emerging LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) technology, it provoked a...

WiFi/3GPP relations thaw over LTE-LAA but not LTE-U

In a workshop in China this weekend, there appeared to be some thawing of the cold war between the WiFi community and those promoting...