Networking

Starting off the week bright and early, NVIDIA this morning announced that they’re acquiring datacenter networking and interconnect Mellanox. With a price tag of $6.9 billion, NVIDIA’s acquisition will be vaulting the company deep into the datacenter networking market, making them one of the leading vendors virtually overnight. Mellanox is not a name we normally see much here at AnandTech, as it’s often a company in the background of bigger projects. Mellanox specializes in datacenter connectivity, particularly high-bandwidth Ethernet and InfiniBand products, for use in high-performance systems. Overall their technology is used in over half of the TOP500-listed supercomputers in the world, as well as countless datacenters. So depending on which metrics you use and how wide you define the market, they’re generally a top-tier...

Alcatel Readies a 5G Mi-Fi Hotspot with USB-C (and no Wi-Fi?)

One of the major use cases driving 5G development and deployment is the need for high-speed Internet connectivity in locations where it is impossible (or expensive) to cover the...

6 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

Netgear Preps Next-Gen 4G and 5G Nighthawk Wi-Fi Hotspots

As one of the leading makers of mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, for several years now Netgear has offered a comprehensive lineup of such products. So for this year's Mobile World...

6 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

Intel Announces The FPGA PAC N3000 for 5G Networks

One of last week’s early MWC 2019 announcements was Intel’s new FPGA PAC N3000 card. Intel’s networking business is something that the company has been focusing a lot of...

2 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/4/2019

CES 2019: Rivet Networks Killer E3000, a 2.5 GbE Controller

The Killer brand of networking controllers and Wi-Fi modules have been a constant part of the computing ecosystem for over a decade. As of late, the value-add of their...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2019

Netgear Expands SMB Networking Lineup at CES 2019

In addition to the consumer product announcements, Netgear is also releasing a number of new products targeting commercial deployments. The company has been heavily pushing cloud-managed devices in this...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

Netgear at CES 2019: Multi-Gig Cable Modems and Armor Cybersecurity Service Updates

Netgear has a couple of interesting consumer products-related announcements at CES 2019 - one related to their cable modem lineup, and the other related to the Armor cybersecurity service...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

Netgear Orbi Whole-Home Wi-Fi System to Adopt Qualcomm's Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax Platform

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system / mesh networking product line has been well-received in the market since its introduction in Q3 2016. Since then, Netgear has been regularly rolling out...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

TP-Link at CES 2019: Wallet-Friendly 802.11ax Products Announced

TP-Link recently introduced a couple of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers based on Broadcom's platform. At CES 2019, the company announced multiple new Wi-Fi 6 products to provide wallet-friendly entry...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

D-Link at CES 2019: Mesh-Enabled Exo Routers and Extenders with McAfee Security

D-Link introduced their Exo series of routers in early 2016. Since then, the traditional router form factor with middle-of-the-road specifications has become a mid-range product for all networking product...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

TP-Link Announces Archer AX6000 and AX11000 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Routers

TP-Link has announced pre-orders for their first 802.11ax router - the 8-stream Archer AX6000, along with technical details, pricing, and other information. In addition, a higher-end model, the Archer...

21 by Ganesh T S on 12/10/2018

Canada Arrests Huawei CFO; Extradition Hearing to US Planned

In a brief announcement released today, Canada’s Department of Justice has announced that it has arrested the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou. According to Canadian government, Meng...

32 by Ryan Smith on 12/5/2018

Ubiquiti Extends Amplifi HD Mesh Networking Family with Gamer's Edition

Mesh networking and whole-home Wi-Fi systems have bcome a major segment in the home networking market over the past couple of years. Ubiquiti Networks has carved a name for...

12 by Ganesh T S on 11/21/2018

Networking Priority: Aquantia Introduces Action Center and Black Friday Deal on 10G

For a number of years, there has only really been one player in the home networking priority space with software aimed at gamers. Today, that changes: since the launch...

25 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Buffalo Unveils New 10GBase-T Network Card with 2.5G+5G

One of the interesting elements in NBase-T networking is how and when companies are releasing new multi-gig 2.5G+5G+10G controllers to the market. This week Buffalo lifted the lid their...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

Netgear Announces Nighthawk RAX80 and RAX120 802.11ax AX6000 Routers

Netgear has announced imminent availability of their first 802.11ax router - the 8-stream Nighthawk RAX80, along with the technical details, pricing, and other information. In addition, they have also...

23 by Ganesh T S on 11/7/2018

iBASE Unveils FWA8800: AMD EPYC Embedded-Based Network Appliance

iBASE this week introduced one of the industry’s first rackmount network appliances running AMD’s EPYC Embedded processors. The FWA8800 1U features eight cores, up to 128 GB of DDR4...

4 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2018

Things We Missed: Realtek Has 2.5G Gaming Ethernet Controllers

Every so often, an interesting tech announcement flies under the radar, especially on the component side of matters. As it turns out, this was the case at this year's...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2018

Wi-Fi Naming Simplified: 802.11ax Becomes Wi-Fi 6

In a bid to simplify the naming of the current and future Wi-Fi standards and ensure that even unexperienced users buy the right equipment, Wi-Fi Alliance on Wednesday introduced...

19 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

In The Lab: The Netgear XS724EM, a 24-port 2.5G/5G/10GBase-T Switch

For a special occasion, and with what looked like a pricing error, I decided to splash out on a 10GBase-T switch for my testing lab. Coming in at almost...

54 by Ian Cutress on 9/28/2018

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