Posts Tagged ‘networks’

New arrival: Google Wifi mesh Wi-Fi home router in Singapore

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Google has launched its home Wi-Fi system in Singapore – the first in Southeast Asia and the 8th country in the world to begin shipping the mesh router. Prices below.

Customers will be able to get a three-pack Google Wifi at $0 upfront cost when they sign up or renew selected StarHub Broadband or Hubbing all-in-one plans.

Customers will be able to get a three-pack Google Wifi at $0 upfront cost when they sign up or renew selected StarHub Broadband or Hubbing all-in-one plans.

Google Wifi will be available in Singapore from 31 August, 2017 – exclusive to StarHub customers.

By setting up two or more Google Wifi routers around the home, a mesh Wi-Fi network is set up in the home that extends the range of a traditional router and provides coverage to dead Wi-Fi zones plaguing most home Wi-Fi networks.

Alex King, Google Wifi Product Manager explaining features of the app. Google Wifi was launched at the offices of Google Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Alex King, Google Wifi Product Manager explaining features of the app. Google Wifi was launched at the offices of Google Asia Pacific in Singapore.

This is especially useful for larger apartments or homes with physical layouts that are introduce Wi-Fi dead zones.

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M1 & Nokia ups cellular & Wi-Fi networks in SMRT stations

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

M1 boosts network capacity, indoor coverage with Nokia in Singapore’s busiest MRT stations.

The new Flexi Zone small cells network in Orchard MRT, Raffles Place MRT and Jurong East MRT has increased 4G LTE download speeds by up to 2 times, compared to the performance over the existing base station and antenna system.

The new Flexi Zone small cells network in Orchard MRT, Raffles Place MRT and Jurong East MRT has increased 4G LTE download speeds by up to 2 times, compared to the performance over the existing base station and antenna system.

M1 Limited (M1) and Nokia have completed the installation of indoor small cells and WiFi networks to meet the surging data demand of mobile device users at Orchard MRT station, Raffles MRT Station, as well as Jurong East MRT station.

With the high adoption of advanced smart devices in Singapore, the demand for sharing and viewing high-resolution photos and high-definition videos have been growing.

To further improve customer experience in accessing data, M1 is working to provide high quality mobile coverage in MRT stations to thousands of passengers, particularly at the crowded zones during peak hours.

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New arrivals: Linksys WRT004ANT & WRT002ANT router antennas

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Linksys ships its first dual-band omni-directional high-gain antennas for home Wi-Fi networks – the 4-pack WRT004ANT (S$149) and 2-pack WRT002ANT (S$85). Available exclusively at Challenger @ Funan DigitaLife Mall and Challenger.com.

The new Linksys 7dBi omni-directional antenna helps give up to 2x Wi-Fi signal boost.

The new Linksys 7dBi omni-directional antenna helps give up to 2x Wi-Fi signal boost.

The new antennas help improve a router’s overall signal strength and throughput specifically at the edge of a Wi-Fi network, resulting in enhanced Wi-Fi performance.

“Antennas amplify a Wi-Fi signal and improve performance within the coverage area – providing a stronger Wi-Fi signal and throughput.  New antennas like ours will help customers that are looking to improve Wi-Fi throughput at the boundaries of their existing wireless network. In testing conducted by Linksys, the antennas optimised performance best in a single story environment where the router is on the same floor as the primary Wi-Fi usage. If users require signal enhancement on multiple floors, a range extender is more ideal,” explained Mike Chen, vice president of product management and engineering, Linksys.

Compatible with any wireless router that features an RP-SMA connection, these new antennas deliver 4dBi in the 2.4GHz band and 7dBi in the 5 GHz band for up to 2x antenna gain over stock antennas.

A more focused beamwidth also equates to higher throughput and a faster, more seamless online experience for all users.

Easy to install, simply detach an existing router’s factory antennas and replace with the new high-gain antennas.

Upgrading a Wi-Fi router or other device to omni-directional antennas can help improve connectivity with mobile devices in the home and resolve basic signal issues.

However depending on the environment, a repeater or range extender may be needed in order to amplify and relay signals in multi-level homes.

Features of the Linksys WRT004ANT and WRT002ANT Omni-directional High Gain Antennas are summarised below.

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Dell adds Big Switch Networks to advance open networking initiative

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Dell expects to begin offering switches with Big Switch Networks Switch Light operating system and the Big Switch Networks Big Tap Monitoring Fabric controller in the second quarter of 2014.

Tom Burns, VP/GM Dell Networking (left) and Doug Murray, CEO, Big Switch Networks (right) extolling the benefits of the offerings. Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtaJp-7m7AQ.

Tom Burns, VP/GM Dell Networking (left) and Doug Murray, CEO, Big Switch Networks (right) extolling the benefits of the offerings. Watch the video.

Dell’s open-networking initiative disrupts traditional networking switch model, enabling rapid innovation and customer choice through hardware and software disaggregation.

“Dell’s push into open networking, and this announcement with Big Switch and other vendors, are great examples of original thinking and innovation coming from the new Dell, “said Tom Burns, vice president and general manager, Dell Networking.

The strategic agreement that Dell signed with Big Switch Networks will expand its open ecosystem to provide customer choice for networking hardware and software.

It offers an alternative to “white-box” switching with Dell-branded, validated and integrated systems, global scale, logistics, and enterprise-class services.

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Infographic: Top social networks and web services during Sochi Olympics

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics took place from 7-23 February in Sochi, Russia. Avaya came up with these infographics on usage of devices, traffic and the top 10 web services during the closing ceremony.

The Top 10 most popular web services accessed during the Closing Ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

The Top 10 most popular web services accessed during the Closing Ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Avaya is the Official Supplier of Network Equipment for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Avaya estimated that at any given time, up to 120,000 devices might be connected to its network.

On top of this, some 1,500 televisions would be broadcasting 36 HD IPTV channels, with 6,500 IP phones bringing seamless connectivity to volunteers and officials.

Click o the chart to find out what were the Top 5 moments of the closing ceremony.

Click o the chart to find out what were the Top 5 moments of the closing ceremony.

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SingTel boosts mobile data speeds and network capacity in crowded locations

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Internet connectivity to be boosted by up to 20 percent through the use of Self Organising Networks (SON) solution and small cells technology.

SingTel - Singapore Telecommunications Limited

SingTel – Singapore Telecommunications Limited

SingTel is progressively rolling a range of network capacity enhancements to provide faster and more consistent data speeds in busy locations such as shopping malls, event and concert venues, and selected commercial and residential buildings.

Self Organising Networks (SON) solution

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Infographic: 10 IT innovations that changed our lives

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Technology advancements and developments move so fast these days it’s so easy to take them for granted. For those old enough, can you remember the world before the Internet came about?

Developed by SolarWinds Head Geek, Lawrence Garvin, this infographic explores tech developments - from wireless networking and virtualisation to basic screenshot tools and everything in between - which have significantly impacted our lives, but that we perhaps never thought we actually needed. Click to view full enlarged version.

Developed by SolarWinds Head Geek, Lawrence Garvin, this infographic explores tech developments – from wireless networking and virtualisation to basic screenshot tools and everything in between – which have significantly impacted our lives, but that we perhaps never thought we actually needed. Click to view full enlarged version.

And not too long ago, before the proliferation of mobile devices, wasn’t it so troublesome to make a call or check something out while on the road?

These innovations have definitely made it much easier for us to do many things that used to be so much more tedious and time-consuming to accomplish.

But here’s some food for thought – has our lives actually become easier?

Do you sometimes feel that life in the past was somewhat more blissful?

Perhaps it is our human propensity to fully utilise our time that – instead of sitting back complacently to enjoy the extra time gained from IT innovations – we try to use the additional time gained to do even more.

And the bosses certainly expect that.

On top of that, thanks to greater global and mobile connectivity, your boss can contact you no matter where you are.

And if he/she is in the opposite time zone, start getting used to taking calls in the middle of the night.

The result is that our lives have become more hectic.

Perhaps, life back then was really more blissful.

Apart from the list above that was compiled by Lawrence Garvin, the rest of this post reflect my own thoughts about the impact of technology on our lives.

The line of thought may sound negative, but I still love the beauty of technology, especially its ability to help the less fortunate.

SingTel launches Singapore’s 1st commercial 150Mbps 4G service

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Mobile Broadband 150 will be offered with a mobile WiFi modem from 11 May and a USB dongle modem from 18 May. Price plans within.

SingTel launches commercial 150Mbps 4G service with

SingTel launches commercial 150Mbps 4G service with “Mobile Broadband 150.

Singapore Telecommunications today announced the launch of Mobile Broadband 150.

“Our customers can look forward to a 150Mbps service for smartphones and tablets in the coming months when handsets compatible with these speeds become available in Singapore,” said Johan Buse, SingTel’s Vice President of Consumer Marketing.

It is the first 4G mobile broadband service in Singapore to offer speeds of up to 150Mbps, which is two times faster than conventional 4G services.

Customers can enjoy these speeds at outdoor locations nationwide, as well as popular indoor locations such as Jurong Point, Raffles City, Tampines Mall, Bishan Junction 8, Bugis Junction and Changi Airport.

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