Wireless Networks News
February 03, 2017
Data protection player Datto will expand its networking offerings through the buyout of Open Mesh; more IT channel news from the week.
December 07, 2016
Cisco has released the first Layer 2 Meraki switches with 10 GbE uplinks. The vendor also introduced an access point designed for the hotel industry.
November 30, 2016
HPE Aruba networks are getting the access switch and software needed to support mobile and IoT devices, such as surveillance cameras and medical gear.
November 04, 2016
Broadcom's decision to sell the Ruckus WLAN product following the Brocade acquisition is expected to lead to offers from Dell, Juniper and Nokia.
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