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Welcome to the XCellAir Blog! A few promises:

  1. Self-promotion will be kept to a minimum and if the occasional blurb on some achievement is jotted down, it’ll be accompanied by a market or technology-related piece or two.
  2. We’ll be posting regularly…otherwise, what’s the point?!
  3. Periodically, the blog will have nothing to do with industry stuff. Our team is comprised of interesting individuals and we’d like to let you see behind the curtain.

Enjoy the reads, join in on the conversation and come back often!

Is the answer to multiple wireless technologies in the home a single gateway?

Narayan Menon — 25 January 2018

Charter Communications has a solution for the increasing number of wireless bands that devices are using—put all the relevant radios in a single box. The operator has announced […]

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Are Wi-Fi heuristics the cure to the ‘Zombie’ botnet epidemic?

Narayan Menon — 29 November 2017

Last year, we saw panic and disaster hit headlines thanks to Mirai, a malware that infected internet connected “things” and formed a large-scale botnet that brought down much […]

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Sharpening up Wi-Fi – Optimization is Key

Narayan Menon — 8 August 2017

Simplicity has been the name of the Wi-Fi game from its very beginning. From the outset, Wi-Fi has dealt with connectivity as its primary problem to solve, and has been designed […]

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Is 3.5GHz the end to the spectrum conundrum?

Narayan Menon — 1 June 2017

The desperate need for more spectrum means there has been much talk in the industry about the Citizens’ Broadband Radio Service (CRBS) and the 3.5 GHz spectrum band. Rather than […]

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Wireless Evolution: Intelligence, Diversity and Harmony

Narayan Menon — 22 February 2017

Each year, the telecoms industry promises a revolution of some kind, stating that wireless technologies will change in a way that will disrupt our lives significantly. But revolutions […]

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Ofcom’s plans aren’t enough – service providers need to manage Wi-Fi congestion

Narayan Menon — 23 May 2016

How do you solve a traffic jam? If the traffic on a road is congested during rush hour every day, what measures should the authorities take to manage the road better?

A very […]

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Wi-Fi’s Not-So-Passive Approach for IoT

Narayan Menon — 11 April 2016

Although there has been a buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) for a few years now, Wi-Fi has been around for much longer. And even though it is older, Wi-Fi seems to have been […]

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Exploiting Wi-Fi at Scale – Making Wi-Fi Hi-Fi

Narayan Menon — 18 August 2015

Simplicity has been the name of the Wi-Fi game from its very beginning. From the outset, Wi-Fi has been designed for low cost, lightweight operation, simple interoperability and […]

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Integrated Cellular / Wi-Fi Access Points – an Idea or a Real Possibility?

Narayan Menon — 29 June 2015

Cellular / Wi-Fi integration has been a hot topic for several years now. The standards bodies have been addressing it, and some of today’s cellular networks provide “loosely-coupled” […]

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