About Dean Anthony Gratton

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Dr Dean Anthony Gratton is a technology futurist and columnist. He has authored several books and many contentious columns, dispelling the rumours, gossip and hype surrounding new technology. Dean has worked within the wireless and telecommunications R&D industry and has created prototypes and developed new products for the Internet of Things(IoT), Big Data and Industry 4.0 (IIoT); the Smart Home, Smart Cities and the Smart Metering sectors. His wireless research work has been patented.

You can contact Dean and learn more about his work via deangratton.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@grattonboy) to enjoy his risqué humour, witty shenanigans, social media and technology-related tweets.

Wi-Fi has greatly improved over the years and last year we celebrated 20 years of the technology in 20 years of Wi-Fi: What did we ever do without it? I moved home several months ago, before lockdown happened. I perhaps naively thought that my Wi-Fi know-how would allow me to move in and get the ball rolling in terms of seamless connectivity across my new home, something I had successfully managed to provide in my previous residence ...

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Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology offering numerous enhancements on its predecessor, Wi-Fi 5 or 802.11ac. The enormous popularity of Wi-Fi technology over the last 20 years has been incredible, where most consumers readily expect most, if not all, shops, bars and restaurants to have it. You might recall that Wi-Fi 6 was developed to primarily overcome network congestion due to the overwhelming population of connected devices, whether that is in the home or in a shopping center, for example ...

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Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on April 15, 2020

We are in the strangest of times, where such challenges invariably bring about both new ideas and some incredible creative thinking. The coronavirus (or Covid-19) pandemic has altered our mindsets toward technology, inasmuch as our relationship with it has become far more accepting and our dependency is increasing exponentially. Most of us have broken our typical routines and behaviors; we are all creatures of habit and yet, in these unprecedented times ...

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