Craig Mathias


Craig J. Mathias is a Principal with Farpoint Group, an advisory firm specializing in wireless networking and mobile IT. Founded in 1991, Farpoint Group works with technology developers, manufacturers, carriers and operators, enterprises, and the financial community. Craig is an internationally-recognized industry and technology analyst, consultant, conference and event speaker, and author. He currently writes columns for Boundless, Connected Futures,, and various sites at TechTarget. Craig holds an Sc.B. degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and is a member of the Society of Sigma Xi and the IEEE.

Make The Most Of Available Wi-Fi Spectrum In An 802.11ac World

For Wi-Fi networks, spectrum is the most valuable commodity. 2.4 Ghz is still viable spectrum, and it’s crucial to some networks if they have older devices.

Why We Can’t Abandon 2.4 GHz Yet

Fact: The 2.4 Ghz spectrum is still being used for Wi-Fi today and many devices still depend on it. As such, this post discusses the merits of 2.4 GHz.

Living In A Dual-Band Wi-Fi World

Wi-Fi admins often have to juggle dual-band environments. Yet 5 GHz is the wave of the future. This series examines the role 2.4 Ghz plays, even as standards march on.

When Will The 802.11ax Standard Be Complete?

Since 802.11ax is near completion, we take a look at the timeline for certification, production, and availability of the newest Wi-Fi standard.

What Opportunities And Challenges Come With 802.11ax?

In this series, we analyze the features, benefits, and positioning of the forthcoming 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard and what it means to organizations.

802.11ax: What’s Next In Wi-Fi?

What’s ahead for Wi-Fi standards? We take a look at 802.11ax, expected by early 2018, and what it means for the never-ending demand for bandwidth.

Controllers Are Dead (And Why)

All technology has its time. For WLAN controllers, it’s long been time for IT managers to move to controller-less enterprise W-Fi solutions.

The Network: Are You Safe From An IoT Device Hack?

With IoT devices, networks must remain flexible to contain security challenges. How maintain an adaptable network while remaining secure?

The Definitive IoT Security Policy Checklist

As IoT devices become more common place in the enterprise, what can be done to minimize potential security risks?

Stampede Of IoT Devices Means Tighter Network Security

Given news of recent hacks, and the proliferation of IoT devices, this series explores what what actions need to be taken by IT to protect their networks.