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Using our Wi-Fi performance management system, one of our customers recently discovered how their indoor cell phone signal booster was completely trashing their 5GHz spectrum, rendering one poor neighboring access point completely worthless. Cellular indoor coverage is a common problem.  To address the issue, a cellular operator has a few different options. First, they could […]

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How to Stimulate the Wireless Economy

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According to RCRWireless, the global mobile workforce is set to increase to 1.87 billion people or 42.5% of the global workforce in 2022, up from 38.8% in 2016.  But this stat is not just about working remotely or collaboratively. It’s a reflection of what’s required in order to compete in what Andrew Seybold refers to […]

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Wi-Fi RF automation is a hot topic. Not because it’s new (it’s not) but because there are strong believers and non-believers. The discussion lacks facts and measurement data, which we will cover in this 2-part blog. 7signal worked in cooperation with Avans University of Applied Science to characterize 802.11ac Wi-Fi performance and behavior in their environment. […]

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Value Prop Validation Received at CiscoLive!

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  We recently exhibited at CiscoLive! in San Diego. We gave a few hundred demonstrations to eager wireless LAN professionals looking for ways to increase operational efficiency and improve the Wi-Fi experience for their organizational customers. The event was remarkable and I commend Cisco for putting on an event so energizing and well organized.  Most […]

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Internet Of Things Will Transform Customer Service

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When we refer to the Internet of Things today, our first inclination may be to imagine a device around the home connected to a mobile app that provides us statistical information regarding usage. This has rapidly morphed into a control app, allowing us the ability to modify a set of parameters based on said statistics, […]

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Is Retail Wi-Fi Ready for the Holidays?

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  Black Friday is right around the corner and retailers are gearing up for what they hope is a happy and profitable holiday season. Everybody knows that traditional retail continues to battle against the Amazon’s of the world. The term ‘showrooming’ refers to consumers who get a look at products in-store, then buy online. To […]

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Poor Wi-Fi Antenna Placement Is A Performance Killer

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  Antennas are probably the most undervalued and poorly understood elements in WLAN networks. Many times, critical networks are designed with aesthetic aspects as the main driver. No wonder Wi-Fi network performance is such a disappointment in so many places. Radio wave propagation is a complex thing. Radio waves propagate, attenuate, reflect, refract, bend and […]

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