Software Defined Networking: Explained

There’s multiple challenges in designing, deploying and maintaining a network environment. We can’t go through all these in one blog  - there’s just too many, but in this blog, we’re going to have a quick run though on those that SDN (Software Defined Networking) can help solve. 
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How to Build better Hotel Wi-Fi

Have you ever stayed in a hotel and the Wi-Fi wasn't great? I'll bet the answer is an unqualified yes. I've traveled quite a lot for work, which has given me plenty of opportunity to sample the delights of hotel Wi-Fi. It can be a bit of an inconvenience when you're travelling and you can't access your email - when you need to work and have some urgent[…]
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Wi-Fi Phone Dropouts

Today's businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on reliable voice over Wi-Fi services. Correct AP placement and RF design are of utmost importance.
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Cisco SD Access Deployment

At IPTel we've been working on the deployed of Cisco SD Access. This is pretty new technology for most people and so has a bit of mystery to how this is deployed. In this blog, we'll take a look at how a real world deployment of Cisco SD Access looks.
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30 Technical Wi-Fi Thoughts

Friend and colleague, George Stefanick is will known in Wi-Fi circles.  George has provided us with a pretty concise list of a lot of the gotchas in Wi-Fi design - have a read of the full blog for an interesting walk through George's Top 30 Technical Wi-Fi thoughts.
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Wi-Fi Assurance Review

At IPTel, we have developed a lot of techniques over the years to best fault find wireless issues. All too common is an installation which doesn't perform, causes dropouts, is slow and leaves the end customer with an unhappy result. We have the answer - it's called a Wi-Fi Assurance Review and is a service we have developed in house at IPTel.
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WI-Fi 6 vs 5G: Complementary Technologies

One of the common questions I get surrounds the use of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. Both Wi-Fi 6 and 5G now promise users much higher download speeds and a much more interactive user experience thanks to this.  Why then don’t we all just abandon Wi-Fi 6 and use 5G – especially in the corporate environment, where there are internal costs for deploying a wireless[…]
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Wi-Fi 6 CIO Briefing

As a CIO you’ll need to decide not only the technology direction your organisation will take, but more importantly when you will decide to deploy. Wi-Fi is a fundamental networking technology for any business. If you haven't yet upgraded to Wi-Fi 6, here's our CIOs guide for when you should do this.
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Wi-Fi Design and the Cinema Story

Wi-Fi works with radio waves. These are similar in nature to sound you can hear (not exactly, but let me have a little artistic licence). Why do you need to have Wi-Fi that works within reasonable RF power bounds? I've come up with a little story to help. Let's translate Wi-Fi in to audio. So here's the story..
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Wi-Fi and The Problem With RADAR (DFS)

It sounds like a bit of a stretch for most people that Wi-Fi would have an issue with Radar. Microwave ovens are a pretty well known interferer with Wi-Fi in the 2.4GHz spectrum (they generate alerts for interferers, so we know they're there!)
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