In this roundtable, Tom Hollingsworth leads a discussion about the premise that Wi-Fi monetization is bad. Some would argue that it’s evil. If venues and businesses want to offer Wi-Fi, it should be treated the same way other utilities are. These all require a degree of expense to the business, but aren’t added on as charges to customers. Keith Parsons uses the free, frictionless, and fast standard. Does that mean that everyone should offer free Wi-Fi all the time? And how does that fit into an organizations larger IT policy framework. The roundtable makes the case and digs into the details in this episode.
On tap for today’s roundtable, the panel discusses the state of locations and beacons. Moderator Stephen Foskett asks the panel to consider how location services factor into the greater enterprise mobility landscape. This goes from using beacons to give turn-by-turn navigation indoors to using location to cue print jobs. Often the backend of these application has been available for a while, but now new use cases are emerging.
Keith Parsons of Wireless LAN Professionals comments: I’ve just got to take my hat off to the team at Ruckus Wireless for their successful, yet gutsy move, to do a live demonstration in front of the #WFD8 delegates and on live broadcast streaming video of a MU-MIMO demonstration. This ranks right up there with Cisco […]
Keith Parsons of Wireless LAN Professionals comments: About 5GHz channel allocations… “Wireless on 5GHz isn’t new, so you may be wondering why DFS is suddenly becoming an issue. The new challenge stems from one of the mechanisms that enables 802.11ac’s faster speeds: its broader channel widths. Earlier Wi-Fi standards used 20 MHz- and 40 MHz-wide channels. […]
Keith Parsons of Wireless LAN Professionals comments: What is Basic Service Set or BSS? It’s the footprint of a single access point and all stations associated with it. Defined by all stations who associate with single access point. And in every frame they send they will acknowledge this fact by sending the BSSID or the […]
Keith Parsons of Wireless LAN Professionals comments: Set Soapbox = ON Everytime I read more about the ways people are trying to turn Wi-Fi into another way to intrude on our lives it makes me a bit sad. Sad that people would dream up ways to do things to others they would NEVER want done […]
Keith Parsons of WLAN Pros writes: During the presentation at #WFD7 from Matt Silverman, Technical Leader from Cisco on an Overview from MIMO technology, I started to think about the net effects this might cause our Wireless LANs in the future as 802.11ac Wave 2 in on the horizon for next year. Though I, like […]
Keith Parsons of WLAN Pros writes: Over my travels and meetings with a variety of school districts all across this country, and even some in other countries… I’ve tried to act more like an Architect, than a Value Added Reseller. There is a different point of view and wider scope when you think more like […]
Drew Lentz of Wireless Nerd writes: This is a great topic, and a great video. I am totally bummed that I was not able to join live. However, using the power of the Interwebs, I will now go back in time to respond to some of what’s being said. I love technology. This is awesome. […]
Keith Parsons of Wireless LAN Professionals comments: This final description of good public Wi-Fi is another one with lots of controversy. First a caveat, if you live in a country which has some crazy law which forces a solution other than this easy one — obviously you’ll need to follow the laws of your country. […]