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Celeno and Samsung swell consensus that WiFi must be software-driven

Two WiFi developments last week highlighted an emerging trend for vendors to accept that putting a WiFi chip directly into streaming devices can make a wired connection unnecessary, potentially transforming the economics of this market. With the huge IBC broadcasting show around the corner, we can expect WiFi announcements galore, including moves from smart TV and connected device makers which will swell the growing consensus that the future is about software-driven WiFi,  not just putting clever chips from the likes of AirTies, Celeno and Qualcomm into devices. Only then can features such as client steering and MU-MIMO reach their full potential in supporting the connected home and delivering new viewing formats without hiccups. The latest iteration of the 802.11ac standards,…

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