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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!

BestBuy wants to help Home Wi-Fi Engineer

Hardik Ajmera — 8 November 2016

For consumers, internet means Wi-Fi and that’s the technology of choice for their entertainment & work to security & convenience at home. In the quest to solve the home […]

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Battle of the bands – do you have the best, the fastest or the strongest Wi-Fi?

Todd Mersch — 20 October 2016

Comcast recently claimed to have “the fastest internet in America”. A pretty big and bold claim – and one that was quickly retracted thanks to the National Advertising Division […]

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ISPs must fight for their place in the home

Todd Mersch — 15 August 2016

Walk into your local Best Buy and another device is fighting for space alongside the 4K televisions and ever-thinner laptops: routers. It was once the case that these devices were […]

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Reaching the Urban Unconnected needs more than just ‘more Wi-Fi’

Todd Mersch — 7 July 2016

Last month saw the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day, run by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), as a tool to promote Wi-Fi for socioeconomic development, and also to focus stakeholder […]

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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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Ring’s Single Point of Failure

Todd Mersch — 19 April 2016

Pop quiz… what do a recent CBS Good Morning segment, the Wall Street Journal, and the best man from my wedding all have in common? They all provided the Wi-Fi based, camera-enabled […]

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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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Future of Home Networking – Single Play?

Hardik Ajmera — 5 April 2016

As my wife and I prepared to move house, I was given the task of making sure the Wi-Fi would work in every corner of our new home – not just because I am the techie of the house, […]

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Tragedy or Opportunity?

Todd Mersch — 15 March 2016

Recently Tim Worstall published an opinion piece in Forbes, “Free Cellphone Bandwidth and the Tragedy of the Commons” based on an article from Reuters covering a similar topic. […]

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MWC Survival Tips

Todd Mersch — 19 February 2016

On the eve of my ten-year anniversary attending the “Congress” (as us regulars call it…) I finally feel justified in sharing a few of my own strategies to thrive not just survive […]

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POTUS Puts White House Wi-Fi on Blast

Todd Mersch — 12 February 2016

During the annual pre-Super Bowl presidential interview, I still find it strange the president gets on TV before sporting events as a matter of tradition these days, many may have […]

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Hello HaLow

Todd Mersch — 2 February 2016

Well, I’ve been a bit of a stranger – it’s been super busy but I am trying hard to get back into regular blogging. The recent news in the IOT space provides a nice opportunity […]

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