Peter Thornycroft
Office of the CTO, Aruba

Peter Thornycroft is an engineer in the CTO’s group at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, with interests in voice-over-WLAN, location and RF technologies. He has over 20 years of industry experience with a variety of wireless, carrier and voice technologies. Prior to Aruba, Peter held senior product management and technical marketing positions with Cisco, StrataCom and Northern Telecom.

He is an active participant in the Wi-Fi Alliance and the IEEE 802.11 standards body and holds an MA in electrical sciences engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Posts (10)

Enterprise Campus

Why 802.11ax is Ideal for IoT

Several less publicized features improve range, power consumption and scale to make Wi-Fi a better match for IoT requirements. Read More

Tags:

  • 11ax
  • 802.11ax
  • IoT
  • Peter Thornycroft

Mobility

Extending Network Capacity in Enterprise WLANs with 802.11ax

A technique called ‘BSS Coloring’ will allow more simultaneous transmissions in enterprise networks. Read More

Tags:

  • 11ax
  • 802.11ax
  • Access Points
  • MU-MIMO
  • OFDMA
  • Peter Thornycroft

Mobility

How 802.11ax Improves the Experience for Everyone

Techniques for massive parallelism, especially OFDMA, require the AP to make major control decisions. Read More

Tags:

  • 11ax
  • Access Points
  • Aruba Products
  • Peter Thornycroft

Digital Workplace

Why OFDMA is a Magical Feature in 802.11ax

OFDMA enables lower overhead, higher client numbers, lower latency, lower jitter and improved overall QoS. Read More

Tags:

  • 11ax
  • 802.11ax
  • OFDMA
  • Peter Thornycroft
  • Wi-Fi
  • WPA3

IoT

Goals and Key Features of 802.11ax

The next big advance in Wi-Fi standards will be shipping by the end of the 2018. Read More

Tags:

  • 11ax
  • 802.11ax
  • Access Points
  • MU-MIMO
  • OFDMA
  • Peter Thornycroft
  • Transmit Beamforming
  • Wi-Fi Alliance

IoT

When Will We Be Able to Purchase 802.11ax Access Points and Client Devices?

Aruba insiders outline the timeline we expect for 802.11ax technology. Read More

Tags:

  • 11ax
  • Access Points
  • MU-MIMO
  • OFDMA
  • Peter Thornycroft

Live Showcase of Next-Generation Hotspot at #ATM18
Events

Live Showcase of Next-Generation Hotspot at #ATM18

Exploring the user experience — and the tricky corner cases – of Passpoint at #ATM18. Read More

Tags:

  • ATM18
  • Atmosphere
  • Event
  • Networking
  • Passpoint
  • Peter Thornycroft

Mobility

RF hygiene for the Wi-Fi developer

If you want to get a rise from one of our Sunnyvale engineers, ask about our RF environment.  It’s challenging.  Since pretty much all of us work on Wi-Fi, and we all need our own test benches, it’s... Read More

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  • Peter Thornycroft
  • RF

Customizing Passpoint
Solutions

Customizing Passpoint

Now that we are seeing the first Passpoint-capable smartphones, the implications of Wi-Fi network roaming are opening up new questions for Service Providers... Visit the Aruba stand at Mobile World Congress... Read More

Tags:

  • Guest Access
  • Passpoint
  • Peter Thornycroft

FCC Announcement:  new 5GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi
Aruba Unplugged

FCC Announcement: New 5GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi

You will have seen that the Chairman of the FCC, Julius Genachowski, announced yesterday (9 January 2013) that the FCC intends to open up more spectrum in the 5GHz band for Wi-Fi usage.  While it’s... Read More

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  • Peter Thornycroft
  • Spectrum