John CoxSenior editor, Network World

I cover wireless networking and mobile computing, especially for the enterprise; topics include (and these are specific to wireless/mobile): security, network management, mobile device management, smartphones and tablets, mobile operating systems (iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10), BYOD (bring your own device), Wi-Fi and wireless LANs (WLANs), mobile carrier services for enterprise/business customers, mobile applications including software development and HTML 5, mobile browsers, etc; primary beat companies are Apple, Microsoft for Windows Phone and tablet/mobile Windows 8, and RIM. Preferred contact mode: email.

How Amazon (and you) might use its private Wi-Fi network

Amazon has reportedly been testing a Wi-Fi network that's based on new spectrum, from satellite network vendor Globalstar. The result: a much improved Wi-Fi experience.

Clever wireless products that could make a business owner's life easier

Even at CTIA, a trade show focused on core mobile networking hardware and software, you can find products that further the unwiring of work.


Mobile Shoppers Must Wait for NFC Payments

NFC-based mobile payments are still years from adoption, but shoppers can expect a plethora of contactless 'commerce services' first.


Speedy 802.11ac Wi-Fi Set for Fast, Wide Rollout

Mobile carriers embracing Wi-Fi is one of the sub-themes of Mobile World Congress. And the particular flavor of Wi-Fi that's generating buzz here is 802.11ac.


Wired Network Edge vs. Wireless Edge

Where mobile and wireless devices are especially prevalent, some IT groups are rethinking the wired edge of the network.