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US threat over Huawei sales

The US Department of Commerce is looking to ban US companies from exporting their technology to Chinese electronics giant Huawei. A report suggests that Intel and Qualcomm, among others, will be revoked export licences for their product sales to Huawei by the Department of Commerce. Huawei is already considered a “high risk” company by the […]

February 2, 2023By Chris Forrester

FCC selects Plume for WiFi 6E

Plume, the personalised communications services pioneer, has been selected by the FCC as one of the first cohort of industry players to proceed with the testing of automated frequency control (AFC) systems in the US in the 6 GHz frequency band. Globally, Plume’s cloud-based control system serves more than 43 million homes and already supports […]

November 8, 2022

Forecast: 2022 a new era for wireless innovation

ABI Research forecasts that 2022 will represent a key year for wireless connectivity innovation as Wi-Fi 6, 6E, and Ultra-Wideband adoption accelerates across a growing number of end markets. The technology intelligence firm says that next year Wi-Fi 6 will reach well over 1.5 billion annual chipset shipments, while 6 GHz enabled Wi-Fi 6E chipsets […]

November 24, 2021

Virgin Media launches WiFi 6 broadband router

Virgin Media has launched its new Hub 5, powered by WiFi 6 technology, which will deliver faster speeds to connected devices throughout the home. The next-generation Hub works alongside Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband network to deliver peak WiFi performance, thanks to WiFi 6. This latest future-proof WiFi standard, which will work with Virgin Media’s existing […]

October 21, 2021

Czech Republic: O2 selects SoftAtHome’s Wifi’ON

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, is powering the new O2 Smart Box launched by the Czech operator in May. O2 has chosen to rely again on SoftAtHome’s Digital Home expertise after the previous O2 Smart Box in 2017 and the Wireless Smart Booster in 2019. The new O2 Smart Box […]

October 13, 2021

Forecast: 83% will deploy Wi-Fi 6/6E by 2022

Eighty-three per cent of service providers and equipment manufacturers and enterprises worldwide will have deployed Wi-Fi 6/6E or plan to do so before the end of 2022. That is one key finding from a cross-industry survey by the Wireless Broadband Alliance, the global industry body dedicated to improving Wi-Fi standards and services. The findings, released […]

October 5, 2021

Comcast introduces XiOne streaming device

Leveraging its combined group technology expertise, Comcast has launched the XiOne, a new global wireless streaming device currently available in Italy and Germany to Sky Q customers and beginning its rollout in the United States to Xfinity Flex customers. In Europe, the XiOne enables the first delivery of video services over IP for Sky customers. […]

September 22, 2021

Nokia, Xantaro drive UK fibre expansion

Nokia has announced the expansion of its relationship with Xantaro encompassing next generation fibre access to connect more than two million UK homes with broadband speeds up to 10 Gibabit per second. Nokia is providing its next generation fibre access technology to channel partner and service integrator Xantaro, who is supplying more than 10 alternative […]

July 20, 2021

Forecast: Home networking shipments to drop 1% in 2020

Global home networking unit shipments are only expected to decline by 1 per cent in 2020, dipping from 193.9 million worldwide to 192.1 million, according to forecasts from Dell’Oro Group. Included devices are residential access points, residential WiFi routers, including mesh routers, as well as broadband CPE with integrated WiFi capabilities. Supply chain constraints and […]

August 3, 2020