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Unplug and be free! This section includes all our content related to wireless networking. More general mobile/wireless material can be found in mobile computing.




Deployments of 5G mobile communications networks are being planned around the world. The effort involves alliances of various countries,...

The Future of 5G Mobile: The IMT Vision


The Diameter Signaling Protocol has numerous advantages over its predecessor, RADIUS, including its support for authentication,...

The Role of Diameter Signaling in Today's Networks


Most people don't think about what it takes to maintain their cell phone coverage, but tower climbers are the people who make it all...

Telecom Tower Climbing - How Technology Is Changing the Future of America's Most Dangerous Job


Is it better to have access to limited parts of the Internet than to have no access at all? This is a hotly debated question surrounding...

Internet in the Developing World - Questions Around Access and Net Neutrality


Google is known for unique and ambitious projects, and Loon is no exception - it uses hot air balloons to broadcast Wi-Fi signals,...

A Loon-y Proposition - Your Future Wireless May Be Brought To You By a Hot Air Balloon


What if you could charge your smartphone throughout the day, without ever having to remove it from your pocket or purse? That's what the...

Distance Charging - Juice Up Your Smartphone From the Next Room?


Public Wi-Fi is a modern convenience that many people take for granted. However, tapping into public Wi-Fi could be putting your data at...

Staying Safe When Using Public Wi-Fi Connections


5G wireless is just around the corner. Here's what to expect when it arrives.

Everything You Need to Know About 5G So Far


So you dropped your phone down the toilet? Fear not. This infographic could potentially save the day and your money.

How to Fix A Phone That Drops In The Toilet


New digital tools could change the face of the wireless industry, where a growing lack of resources is making telecom providers distinctly...

The New Technology That Could Double Wireless Spectrum Efficiency


Wi-Fi technology has resulted in an explosion of connectivity, but this communication medium has some vulnerabilities. If proper...

Top 3 Wi-Fi Security Vulnerabilities


Step beyond the marketing hype and find out what 4G is really all about.

The Real Score on 4G Wireless


The 802.11 family of standards for Wi-Fi is confusing until you understand some of the history behind it. Learn how industry marketing...

802.What? Making Sense of the 802.11 Family


Find out why the distinction between voice and data services is quickly falling by the wayside.

VoIP over 4G: The Future in VoIP Communications


Although the 802.11ac standard is still a few years away from implementation, the time to start thinking about whether to focus on Ethernet...

802.11ac:  Gigabit Wireless LAN


Bluetooth and Wi-Fi: Find out what separates these two wireless technologies.

What is the difference between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi?


Learn about the new version of Bluetooth, what devices can use the new standard, and potential new applications for the technology.

From Bluetooth to New Tooth: A Look at Bluetooth 4.0


Likely you've seen QR codes everywhere. Let's take a look at what these codes are, how they work and how they are used.

An Introduction to QR Codes


Apple has become one of the largest and most innovative tech companies around, but it wasn't always on top. Find out how it got there.