How enterprise networks need to evolve for the future of work

23 April 2021

The pandemic has taken its toll on people, organizations, and everyday experiences in different ways. Time will tell which of these changes are permanent. But when it comes to the remote workforce, we have probably reached a point of no return. In a global consumer survey across 10 countries, Amdocs Research found 36% of respondents expect to work from home more post-pandemic than they did before.

This begs the question: As expectations around what the work week should look like change, and remote work experiences become more data-intensive, can our current networks handle the new hybrid work environment's long-term implications?

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Lancom’s new entry-level Wi-Fi 6 access point looks like a smoke detector

08 February 2021

Styled to look like a smoke detector, Lancom’s new entry-level Wi-Fi 6 access point is priced to appeal to small- to medium-sized organisations.

With aggregated data rates of up to 1,775 Mbps, the LW-600 is said to be ideal where small to medium numbers of users require high-throughput Wi-Fi.

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Connecting patients: free Wi-Fi made available in hospital

22 January 2021

The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, Johannesburg, is the third largest in the world with 429 buildings, 3,200 beds and 6,760 employees. Every year, there are about 150,000 inpatients and 500,000 outpatients. More than 350 daily admissions – about 70% of the total – are emergencies.

It is a teaching hospital for the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, along with the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Helen Joseph Hospital and the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.

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Extending Wi-Fi to outdoors

19 January 2021

Made to extend Wi-Fi outdoors, the model CPE710 from TP-Link has a 23dBi high-gain directional Cassegrain antenna and dedicated metal reflector.

It offers 802.11ac for up to 867Mbps on 5GHz wireless data rate and is, says the company, ideal for long-distance applications.

It is said to have excellent beam directivity, improved latency and noise cancellation with innovative snap-lock parts to make for fast assembly and a sturdy structural design keeps CPE710 stable even in strong winds

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