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Prepare to turn your Wi-Fi up to 5

802.11ac is the next standard for wireless networks, which some are hailing as a silver bullet that will solve the well-documented problems of today’s Wi-Fi. Range, reliability, power consumption and download speeds are all expected to be improved with the arrival of 802.11ac, which is due to be ratified towards the end of 2013. But what exactly is it? And ... Read More »

Wi-Fi arrives at 20 more London Underground stations

The London Underground has announced that 20 more stations have been connected to Virgin Media’s Wi-Fi service including Camden Town, Notting Hill Gate and Seven Sisters. The total number of Wi-Fi enabled stations come in at 92, with a further 28 stations due to come online in early 2013. Passengers can get Wi-Fi access within the stations, in ticket halls, ... Read More »

Analysis: In a BYOD class of its own

Author: Peter Gothard Source: Computing | 21 Feb 2013 Categories: Wireless | Tablets | Education Tags: Byod The Brittons School and Technology College in Essex used to confiscate mobile phones, taking them off… Read More »

A triumph of modern technology

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O2 customers to get free Wi-Fi on London Underground

Mobile price hike warning after Ofcom triples mobile spectrum licence fees Read More »

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust goes for Xirrus over Nortel and Cisco for new Wi-Fi network

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has selected Xirrus’ Wireless Arrays for a Wi-Fi network that will enable a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy to be implemented. In an interview with Computing, Bedford Hospital’s CIO, Mark Austin, said that Xirrus was chosen ahead of rivals Nortel Trapeze and Cisco because it could best fulfil the hospital’s building requirements. As the hospital ... Read More »

Self-powered computer chip that ‘forms a network out of thin air’ revealed at University of Washington

As PC sales slip, Microsoft, Lenovo, HP and Dell band together for ‘PC Does What?’ campaign Read More »

Is Amazon setting up its own Google Fiber-beating wireless network?

Amazon is believed to be testing a new, pervasive wireless network in Cupertino, California. According to Bloomberg, which says it has spoken to those close to the project, Amazon has been working with spectrum owned by satellite communications company Globalstar to trial wireless, Wi-Fi-based web gateway technology. Globalstar itself is said to looking to switch 80 per cent of its ... Read More »

PGA European Tour picks Xirrus Wi-Fi over Cisco, HP and Juniper

The PGA European Tour has selected Xirrus’ Wi-Fi to provide spectators with access to golfers’ location, stream video content, and enable the PGA to understand more about its fans. Graham Gifford, ICT director at PGA European Tour, told Computing that the PGA spoke to Cisco, HP, Aruba Networks and Juniper Networks, for its Wi-Fi solution but that Xirrus was chosen ... Read More »

Driving down costs and carbon emissions at the University of St Andrews

When Steven Watt (pictured) was appointed CIO at the University of St Andrews, it’s IT infrastructure was all over the place – quite literally. The third oldest university in the English-speaking world, St Andrews had servers in buildings across the town on the north-east coast of Fife, where it is based. “We had about 400 servers across 50 locations,” says ... Read More »

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