The emerging wireless standard promises better WiFi, but introduces significant complexity. In the past, IEEE 802.11 standards (g, a, n, ac) delivered WiFi performance improvements out of the box. They focused on progressively increasing the data rate over the wireless link. All it took to take advantage of any new standard was a radio chipset that incorporated the new radio and MAC enhancements. However, the situation is different for the upcoming 802.11ax standard.
Mojo Networks defines the technological trends in the field of wireless Internet and cloud computing storage. The company that was funded from ventures in the United States have made contributions in providing secured Wi-Fi networks globally to organizations operating on large scales including government organizations in the United States of America and India. Pravin Bhagwat, CTO & Co-Founder, Mojo Networks talks about contributions in the field of cyber security, carrier class technology and graphical troubleshooting in an interview with BW BusinessWorld.
Kiran Deshpande, Co-Founder & President of Mojo Networks told ET that initiatives like smart cities offer great opportunity for Mojo to expand in pubic Wi-Fi space.
US-headquartered Mojo Networks is bullish on India’s public Wi-Fi space and is “deeply” engaged with internet service providers (ISP) and players like Google and Facebook for the Wi-Fi deployment. The company has already deployed over 80,000 access points for Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, which is building a billion-user Wi-Fi network in India as part of a broader network expansion.
The new .ax standard is better equipped than HaLow to support the internet of things.
The Wi-Fi Alliance endorsed IEEE 802.11ah for IoT connectivity nearly 18 months ago and dubbed it HaLow. The standard operates in the unlicensed frequency spectrum below 1 GHz and in narrow channel widths of 1 and 2 MHz. Since IoT applications don't need large data pipes, HaLow provides for data rates as low as 150 Kbps. It has protocol provisions for the long sleep times for clients, because many IoT applications only require intermittent data transfers. Altogether, HaLow provides for lower power consumption, lower complexity and longer range for IoT clients.
So why has HaLow not seen much uptake?
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 21, 2017 – Mojo Networks, a pioneer in Cognitive WiFi™, has been chosen as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 North America 2017 awards, recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.
“I’m incredibly proud of the team at Mojo for their dedication and brilliance in developing the strategy and technology that earned this win,” said Rick Wilmer, CEO of Mojo Networks. “We’re continuing to disrupt the WiFi industry with superior products and rapid innovation, and it’s great to get recognized for that.”
LOS ANGELES, CA, June 6, 2017 – Mojo Networks, a pioneer in Cognitive WiFi™, has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, one of the technology industry’s most prestigious prizes.
Finalists for the awards are among the continent’s brightest and most innovative private ventures. Their place among North America’s tech elite has been chosen by Red Herring’s editorial team, during a months-long process that takes into account criteria including disruptive impact, proof of concept, financial performance, market footprint and quality of management.
For over two decades Red Herring’s team has seen through the tech sector’s hype to select brands that have become industry benchmarks. Previous Top 100 finalists have included Alibaba, Facebook, Google, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, May 15, 2017 – Mojo Networks, a pioneer in Cognitive WiFi™, announced today that the company has received SOC 2 Type 1 and Type 2 attestation for security, availability, and confidentiality of the Mojo Cloud-managed WiFi solution. This establishes Mojo as the first cloud WiFi vendor to achieve such attestation for practices in cloud-based WiFi management applications.
The shared responsibility model for cloud security requires both data center security and application management security. When hosting applications in a third-party data center, the data center operator is responsible for physical security, environmental protection, and logical security (cybersecurity) up to the server boundary. Controls at the application layer are the responsibility of the cloud service provider. According to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Shared Responsibility Model: “While AWS manages security of the cloud, security in the cloud is the responsibility of the customer.”
“Just saying ‘SSAE 16 certified data center’ doesn’t cut it. Putting your data in the cloud and relying only on the security of the data center is like buying the safest car on the market and then driving without a seat belt,” said Rick Wilmer, CEO of Mojo Networks. “With our strong legacy as the leaders in Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS), Mojo is again leading the industry in cloud security for WiFi management. We’re proud to be the first and only cloud WiFi provider to deliver this level of security to our customers.”
WiFi is often the obvious choice for IoT, but limitations have led to the addition of two new specifications, 802.11ah and 802.11ax. Internet of Things applications have diverse connectivity requirements in terms of range, data throughput, energy efficiency and device cost. WiFi is often an obvious choice because in-building WiFi coverage is almost ubiquitous, but it is not always the appropriate choice. This article examines the role WiFi can play and two emerging IEEE standards, 802.11ah and 802.11ax.
Data transfer requirements for IoT vary from small, intermittent payloads like utility meters to large amounts of continuous data such as real-time video surveillance. Range requirements can span from very short distances for wearables to several kilometers for weather and agriculture applications.