Chris DePuy

Technology Analyst and co-founder of 650 Group

Starlink and Peplink Partner To Offer Maritime SD-WAN

SD-WAN router company Peplink became an Authorized Technology Provider for Starlink. The initial application of Peplink routers is on cruise ships, where its advanced hardware accepts links from multiple Starlink satellite terminals on large cruise ships, enabling over 1 Gbps capacity. Peplink had been working with Starlink hardware and made… Read More »Starlink and Peplink Partner To Offer Maritime SD-WAN

Cisco’s Partner Conference Emphasizes Observability, Security, SMB and MSP

At Cisco’s Partner Conference, it announced a new Emphasis on Full Stack Observability (FSO), Security, End-to-End/Solutions selling, IoT/Industrial, SMB, MSP, Sustainability/Take-Back, and. Additionally, Cisco enhanced its Partner Experience Platform (PXP) to enable partners to optimize their practice and drive growth, emphasizing recurring revenue. We see this conference as a clear… Read More »Cisco’s Partner Conference Emphasizes Observability, Security, SMB and MSP

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Has Wi-Fi 6E

Our forecast for both Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7 is quite bullish. We expect the switchover towards 6 GHz-based Wi-Fi infrastructure to be more rapid than previous upgrade cycles. Part of our thinking has been that important, high-volume devices like smartphones will incorporate Wi-Fi 6E capabilities. Today, at Apple’s September… Read More »Apple iPhone 15 Pro Has Wi-Fi 6E

Nokia’s Shift to US-Based Manufacturing Grabs Fed’s Attention

On August 3, in Pleasant Prarie, Wisconsin, Nokia executives announced plans to be the first telecom company to manufacture its fiber-optic broadband products and optical modules in the U.S. for us in the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. Nokia is a significant supplier to the US market, and… Read More »Nokia’s Shift to US-Based Manufacturing Grabs Fed’s Attention