Gone are the days of limited connectivity—at least that’s the plan this year. According to Wireless Design Magazine, The Broadband Alliance has announced plans to hosts a world Wi-Fi-day. This global initiative has teamed up with more than 135 technology companies to help encourage all utilize the IoT and IIoT to its fullest, by taking steps to help business, industry and neighborhoods have access to quality wireless.

Now as you reach for your smart device, smart machine or connected thing, hold on tight wireless is taking you to the deep end. Don’t worry you can handle it. Enjoy this week’s reading, and as always tell us what we missed!

Army Command Post Gets Secure Gigabit Wi-Fi (GCN)

The army is hoping to save countless hours tearing down wired battle systems networks with a new secure gigabit Wi-Fi. Mark Pomerleau with GCN reports that “Wireless capability speeds that configuration, improves troop mobility and provides greater flexibility for commanders.”

Subsea Fiber Optic Networks: Past, Present and Future (RCR Wireless News)

In this interconnected world, it is amazing to think about the amount of subsea fiber optic networks connecting the planet today, tomorrow and yesterday.  Joey Jackson with RCR Wireless News reminds us all that “Subsea fiber optic networks are responsible for the transmission of 90% of the world’s international data.”

Type With Your Brain: Future Tech Ditches Keyboard (Discovery News)

The future of wireless could allow you to get rid of the keyboard all together and simply type with your brain. Eric Niiler, with Discovery News, tells us that “Scientists are already working on technology that connects the brain to electronic gadgets and two new devices unveiled this week could help usher in a future without keyboards: a wireless brainwave headset and a brain sensor that dissolves in the body after completing its job.”

The Future of Wireless Technology is Coming at Light Speed (The Telegraph)

One hundred times faster than Wi-Fi, the future of wireless is expected to reach light speed. Rob Waugh with the Telegraph believes that “The speed boost will come from an unlikely source: the lighting above your head. Instead of Wi-Fi radio aerials beaming data through buildings to your laptop, computer-controlled LED bulbs will flicker above your head, beaming out signals like a super-fast Morse code.”

The Future of Public Wi-Fi: What To Do Before Using Free, Fast Hot Spots (Wall Street Journal)

Setting up an office on the sidewalk isn’t a realistic option year-round, but change is coming. It is good to know what to do before you jump on that free public Wi-Fi.Joanna Stern with the Wall Street Journal informs us, “Wi-Fi networks with widespread coverage and new standards are popping up to allow us to cut back on paying the carriers an arm and a leg for cellular data.”

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