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.


Clearwire Names New CEO

Clearwire's COO moves up to the president/CEO post with the first task of financing an LTE network after its recent focus on WiMAX.


Gigabit Wi-Fi Spec Edges Closer to Reality

Wi-Fi that can sustain multi-gigabit data rates? That fantasy is edging closer to reality.


Wi-Fi Client Surge Forcing Fresh Wireless LAN Thinking

Mobile Wi-Fi clients are surging on wireless LANs. The growth is forcing IT groups to adapt to a new, more dynamic RF environment and rethink WLAN design.


AT&T, T-Mobile Surprise Customers, Partners, Competitors

AT&T's surprise $39 billion buyout of T-Mobile USA raises questions for subscribers, the U.S. cellular industry, and competitors.


Qualcomm's Atheros Buy Is Way More Than Wi-Fi

Qualcomm's $3.1 billion buy-out of chipmaker Atheros is a move from pure-play cell phone business to "communiputing" in a highly connected world.