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LitePoint President Talks COVID-19 Impact on Internet at Electronic Design

By Brad Robbins

April 1, 2021

It’s hard to imagine, but it has been one full year since the first COVID-19 stay-at-home orders changed lives across the globe, seemingly overnight. Very quickly, school, work and even social interactions moved to a screen in our living rooms or bedrooms or any space we could find as entire families adjusted to remote interactions. 

At the same time, many of us became painfully aware of the limitations of internet connectivity when two, three or more Zoom connections at times proved to be too much for our home internet. That’s because the way the internet was built was to prioritize consumption, with asymmetrical link speeds designed to provide faster download speeds. Now, we’re learning and collaborating remotely, and we need two-way communication with high bandwidth in both directions. 

Luckily, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 are emerging to help internet service providers deliver better uplink and downlink connections. 

In February, LitePoint President, Brad Robbins, authored an article at Electronic Design, exploring the limitations of internet access as currently built and what makes 5G and Wi-Fi 6 ideal for tackling the limitations of the internet. You can read the full article here.

LitePoint is a leader in Wi-Fi test and measurement, providing solutions for today’s Wi-Fi standards all the way up to Wi-Fi 6E and is now preparing for Wi-Fi 7. LitePoint is supported in all of the 802.11ax chipset tools and is on the leading edge of 802.11ax feature development. 

The company also provides test and measurement tools for 5G, offering its IQgig-5G, the world’s first fully-integrated 5G test system. While other test systems involve multiple boxes, cables and complicated setups, LitePoint is shipping the first and only single box test solution for 5G mmWave.

LitePoint has a variety of resources on Wi-Fi and 5G, including webinars, research and commentary, blog posts and more. Take some time to visit the many Wi-Fi and 5G resources LitePoint has available and reach out today to learn more.


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