The recent studies carried out by a number of manufacturers of Wi-Fi devices have identified the support for 5 GHz networks as a competitive advantage. But why are such networks better than 2.4 GHz ones, in which many modern routers operate? Let's look into the matter.
Unlike 2.4GHz bands, there are no overlapping channels in 5GHz range, like it was with 1, 2 and 3 channels. For example, within the context of U-NII-1 (see a list of WLAN channels below) only channels 36, 40, 44 and 48 can be selected; by default, each of them occupies 20MHz and nominally does not interfere with neighboring channels.
Often, building an authentication system requires some sort of deployment of IoT devices. At worst, every user needs a RFID device (similar to a key) to authenticate themselves. The idea proposed in this paper (Shi et al.) is to use present Wi-Fi infrastructure, which is very widely available (e.g. your local library has it, even the local candle shop likely has Wi-Fi).
I recommend checking it out just because its design is stunning. Of course, the topic is also very interesting - CPEs and Internet of Things (IoT) devices often have very low energy requirements. On the one hand, such devices are inherently small and require less energy.
There are many different Full Band Capture (FBC) impairments, one of the interesting impairments is adjacency because it is often so pronounced on the spectrum. The figures below shows a small adjacency: The channels suddenly jump slightly in their dB level.
As mentioned in the NQI post, data is extremely important for HFC networks. In this post, we will be taking a look at a very interesting paper published in one of the top high impact journals in CS, …
Since a large set of posts on this blog deal with Machine Learning, I decided to write up a cursory look on the Machine Learning (ML) field. ML is the process of training a model using a training dataset and an optimiziation algorithm such that a certain task is fulfilled.
Read our article on TechTimes about Artificial Intelligence in telecoms and why WiFi quality becomes a telco responsibility.
A tsunami of data is already on its way to CPE engineering, driven by unprecedented demands on customer service quality management. Similar waves have already transformed sectors like retail, financial services, marketing and advertising, and media. The world is never going back.
Data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence are already the buzzwords of a revolution. Everything is AI now - every large company has a data analytics strategy, every start-up has ‘AI built-in’ if it seeks funding. The AI revolution has visibility and priority at Board and CEO level, so funding and resources for innovation is plentiful.
In their paper "Performance Monitoring Challenges in HFC Networks", Milan et al. say that collecting big data and processing it is integral to calculating the health of the HFC network of operators. Their KPIs include some interesting ones such as Flap List and SNR - let's take a closer look at them.
The goal of this exercise is to find a smart way to group the SNR data over time of many channels belonging to a single cable modem dynamically to make visualization better: for example, have 24 lines appear as roughly 5-8 grouped lines that can be drilled down on.
An integral part of FBC impairments detection is channel detection. For instance, the adjacency impairment looks at neighboring channels when deciding for an impairment.
Part 2 - You’re Sitting On A Gold Mine! And It Could Show True Service Quality From The Only Perspective That Matters: The Customer’s
Imagine what the head of a customer-facing or service-quality-driven business function might be able to do if they had access to a detailed picture of every individual customer’s service quality experience…