Have you ever gotten frustrated with your smartphone because the web browser took more than five minutes to load? Before you start blaming your old phone, check out these four reasons that might be the cause of your slow internet connection. Router location One simple yet overlooked reason why your WiFi-connected phone may be experiencing […]
Wi-Fi and mobile access is the heartbeat of today’s society. We connect and communicate with our mobile devices all the time, for our business activities and personal engagements. As a user, we expect our applications and access to work as a utility. There are times when we are disappointed with the service.
Public networks in cafes, airports, train stations and in the workplace are undoubtedly convenient for all of us. Especially when we are abroad and want to avoid roaming bills or are running out of the monthly data volume, we rely on Wi-Fi hotspots. With just a few clicks we can connect to a fast internet connection, most often free of charge.
Sometime after 2019 Wi-Fi will get a massive speed bump. At present, the fastest theoretical throughput from Wi-Fi routers operating on the 802.11ac standard is 1.3 GBPS. By 2019 with the advent of 802.11ax the speeds will be as little as three times as fast, starting at 3.5 GBPS. With MIMO you can then multiply that by four to receive a maximum theoretical bandwidth of 14 Gbps.
Globally, mobile data usage and traffic are on the rise. As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) are adjusting their offers and billing structures to accommodate user behaviors. More than a quarter of plans tracked in the third quarter of 2016 had allowances of 10 Gigabytes and above according to Ovum Informa Telecoms and Media.
Do you use a connect to the company server when you leave the office? Do you find yourself using Wi-Fi hotspots in strange places? Is your business doing things that need to remain confidential?
If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, you really need to think about using a VPN. In essence, a VPN creates a direct, private and protected tunnel between you and the company network, or wherever the VPN terminates, encrypting your traffic and providing you the security that what you’re sending and receiving is staying secret.
Public Wi-Fi, hotspots. Wi-Fi at airports, train stations, on airplanes, in hotels, shopping malls, coffee shops, restaurants and even in public spaces. Each day you see more and more Wi-Fi being deployed by mobile operators, hotspot operators, and cable operators.