The role of WiFi is evolving to encompass much more than mere connectivity, and the growing demand for free and guest WiFi has created an opportunity to turn WiFi into another point of engagement for businesses. That’s why we’re launching Mojo Canvas, the only real-time customer engagement solution for the WLAN market. It allows retailers offering on-site WiFi to better engage with customers while they’re connecting, while remaining cost-effective, easy to manage, and flexible to scale across any location.
After almost a year of behind-the-scenes work, I’m proud to finally introduce Mojo Networks to the world as the next evolution of our company as we say goodbye to the AirTight Networks brand. When AirTight was founded in 2003, WiFi was starting to gain traction as a critical piece of enterprise infrastructure. There were numerous concerns about WiFi and security and AirTight pioneered a Wireless Intrusion Prevention Solution (WIPS) to bring greater integrity and safety to networking. Eventually, our customers wanted AirTight to be their all-in-one wireless solution, and in 2009 we launched our cloud-managed WiFi platform that has since been used by Fortune 500s, Global 2000s and the highest levels of government.
By now, kids in primary and secondary schools across North America are settling back into their routines. But school IT administrators and tech-savvy principals and teachers should already be thinking about how to prepare their schools for the following year with fast and secure Wi-Fi, protect students from Wi-Fi hacking, and take advantage of available E-Rate Wi-Fi funds for next year’s deployments.
Telecom operators have set their eyes on offloading traffic to the unlicensed spectrum in the quest of increasing wireless capacity. To this end, we often hear terms like Wi-Fi offload, LTE-U (and its standards-based version called LAA), LWA etc. It is one thing to learn about any technology by hearing about it, but it is another to learn by getting your hands dirty working on it. I got to do exactly the latter when we engaged in the project to provide Wi-Fi offload network (of seven digit scale) for a telecom operator on the AirTight cloud Wi-Fi platform. It helped me gather better understanding of the offload technology and telco Wi-Fi market vertical.
Any technology often sparks lengthy discussions, questions, and tends to summon some common misconceptions that can and should be disproven. Cloud Wi-Fi is no exception to this. I want to share some of the most common myths about cloud Wi-Fi that I’ve seen and show you why they are not reality.
Remember the 3 R’s in K-12 education – “reading, writing, and arithmetic”? Well, at AirTight, we’re bringing the 3 S’s to K-12 education – safety, simplicity, and savings.
A new series of 11 webinars on Cloud Wi-Fi
The most exciting advancements in Wi-Fi are happening right now in the cloud. Whether your priority is guest engagement, driving revenue, enhancing security, easier Wi-Fi management, or simply learning more about what cloud-managed Wi-Fi can do for you, this is your chance to understand how cloud Wi-Fi benefits your business!
There is an emerging trend to apply SDN (Software Defined Network) to Wi-Fi. Much of this discussion today is geared towards applying SDN constructs like OpenFlow and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to Wi-Fi access points (APs). For example, OpenFlow interface on the AP to configure its settings from the SDN controller or to configure traffic handling on the AP such as packet classifiers and QoS from the SDN controller. Another discussion point is around tunneling AP traffic to NFV node for service provisioning. While these are good ideas, they do not cut to the essence of Wi-Fi, which is in the wireless. That is to say, these concepts are applied to APs in the same way they apply to other wired network elements like switches.
What is cloud-managed Wi-Fi and why should you care about it? This is exactly what I’ll be discussing in an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, August 19 from 11 am to 12 pm Pacific Time. This session is kicking off a brand new series on Cloud Wi-Fi webinars that Mojo will be hosting over the next several months. View the entire webinar series schedule here.
Mobility is transforming the world around us. And we are thrilled and honored to be recognized for wireless innovation in the mobile industry.