Wi-Fi 6: Q&A

Author: Marcin Dryjanski, Ph.D.

06.2020

Wi-Fi 6: Q&A

What is Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE802.11ax)? How does it compare to Wi-Fi 5 (IEEE802.11ac)? Will older phones connect to Wi-Fi 6? The post combines the most frequently asked questions about Wi-Fi 6.

05.2020

Dual Connectivity – Practical Aspects

You may wonder why I’m writing about Dual Connectivity. After all, it comes from LTE in Rel-12, when we are currently within the Rel-16/17 timeframe. The reason for this is that the DC from LTE is treated as a baseline. The enhanced version is incorporated within 5G as one of the main features to allow the so-called Multi-RAT DC (MR-DC). If we look from a broader perspective, we have a multitude of use cases for DC, including LTE-DC, NR-DC, LTE-NR-DC, NR-LTE-DC, LWA. Therefore, this post aims at shedding light on the different aspects of DC, being the legacy feature, which can be extrapolated towards the current situation. 

03.2020

Adoption of Smart Cities with a Practical Smart Building Implementation (magazine paper)

This is a short overview on Smart Cities and company’s IoT product deployment case study, which is based on the article “Adoption of Smart Cities with a Practical Smart Building Implementation“ [1] by Marcin Dryjański, Mateusz Buczkowski, Youssouf Ould-Cheikh-Mouhamedou, and Adrian Kliks which is a magazine article in IEEE Internet of Things Magazine.   Abstract [1] […]

01.2020

Wi-Fi issues: site-surveys and troubleshooting

Recently, we’ve been doing numerous site surveys and verification of Wi-Fi deployments in offices with more than 50APs per office in a managed setup (meaning that the APs are under the supervision of a wireless controller). In this post, I’d like to sketch an overview of the encountered issues and improvement suggestions.

01.2020

5 Most Popular Grandmetric Technology Articles From 2019

We’ve been bringing the tech trends to the readers of our blog, by continuing to write on certain topics (like 5G, SD-WAN, Wi-Fi networking). As a summary from 2019, we have compiled here a list of the 5 most popular posts from our website.

10.2019

3GPP Release-17: Enhancing 5G

3GPP Release 17 is about to be started soon. It will mostly be about enhancing and “further” enhancing 5G features in different areas. Regarding the overall timeline, the content of Rel-17 is to be defined in Q4 2019, and the aim is to froze it in Q3 2021.

10.2019

5G Reality Check – Annual World 5G Summit

It was a very interesting event, despite being small in the number of participants. We could listen about the current 5G status from different angles including perspectives from vendors, solution providers, verticals, standardization, governments and research. The one I was missing though, was the MNO “reality check”. I believe that the industry reached now the time, when we are slightly moving beyond the 5G hype and switch from “5G is the answer – now, what was the question” to “who pays for the new infrastructure and spectrum”, being the reality check.

08.2019

Using Kibana for custom monitoring in dense Wi-Fi

We’ve built a high density and high capacity network. In order to properly operate such network, we designed a custom monitoring and analytics solution based on Elastic Stack and MQTTbeat receiving the measurements from all 494 IoT gateways (i.e. 494 Wi-Fi APs) through an MQTT broker. In this post I’m sheding some light on the different aspects of the solution and custom dashboards.

07.2019

Spectrum sharing, resource virtualization, machine learning… – CROWNCOM 2019 conference summary

This year’s CROWNCOM conference was held on 11-12 June, in our hometown – Poznan, Poland – discussing the following topics: ML for spectrum management, spectrum sensing, REM, spectrum sharing and management, spectrum assessment and valuation, HetNet and hybrid networking, current 5G standardization and future topics for 3GPP, RAN slicing, business models innovation, which are summarized in this post.

06.2019

Why Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE802.11ax) will be different than previous Wi-Fis?

The AP schedules the transmission according to the actual needs, and nobody wastes time on waiting and on collision. So, we end-up having the system that: is more robust towards low latency services; is more spectrally efficient; allows for actually use some QoS profiles; and coordinates the use of spectrum.

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