Qualcomm grabs almost all SON mesh router market
Published in Network

Self Organzing Network concept works

A few weeks back, Qualcomm’s SVP & general manager of connectivity Rahul Patel said at an analyst briefing that the company has 99 percent of the market share of mesh – that is to say Self Organized Network (SON) routers.

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79
Published in News

Qcom refused us at $82, let's offer less

The $82 per share offer from Broadcom is off the table, now the company is offering $79. This was initiated after Qualcomm reached an agreement to pay more for NXP.

Qualcomm met with Broadcom
Published in Mobiles

The board will discuss the next step

Valentine’s Day was quite hot as both Qualcomm and Broadcom senior management discussed the Broadcom acquisition proposal.

Qualcomm routers with 802.11 ax in 2018
Published in Network

Confirmed by the Qualcomm’s SVP of connectivity

Qualcomm's Connectivity bloke Rahul Patel claims that the next big thing when it comes to Wireless will be 802.11 ax SVP and we can expect Qualcomm powered 802.11ax routers to appear in 2018.

Wi-Fi security protocol borked
Published in News

Easy to hack

The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wi-fi connections is borked and wireless internet traffic is a doddle to attack

UK WiFi customers agree to clean sewers
Published in Mobiles

Always read the fine print

WiFi provider Purple slipped a few gags into its user agreement to prove to the world that no-one ever reads them.

Free wi-fi can be a menace
Published in News

Don't view porn in public

Norton said that 59 percent of Americans think that when they use public wi-fi it's safe as houses but it most certainly isn't.

Apple steered boat crashes into ferry
Published in Games

Captain thought he could run on Apple Maps and an iPad

It is a while since we have had a story about an Apple fanboy who relied entirely on Apple Maps and ended up getting lost. But this guy was dumb enough to use his iPad to do his course navigation on his boat.

Pixel phone scores 644 Mbps on Wi-Fi
Published in Reviews

Outperforms Galaxy S7 by almost 2x

There is one generally incorrect conception that Wi-Fi is fast enough and that Wi-Fi is simply fast enough. The reality is that Fudzilla managed to prove that a Google Pixel phone powered by Snapdragon 821 SoC and Qualcomm Wi-Fi scores almost twice the performance of the Galaxy S7 phone.

Qualcomm about to improve home wi-fi
Published in Processors

New 802.11ax chips on the way

Qualcomm is about to spruce up home Wi-Fi performance with some new Wi-Fi chips.