It’s a mobile, cloud and IoT world. Whether it’s a workplace, a classroom or a dorm room, people are using a variety of devices beyond the usual phone and laptop combo—smart TVs, gaming consoles and fitness trackers, for starters. Offices, stores and manufacturing floors are outfitted with sensors that keep us safe, regulate the temperature, water the plants and run the production line. People use a broad variety of applications such as voice and video from their mobile devices. And their expectations are at an all-time high. People will simply ditch digital services that don’t work. No one wants jittery presentations and dropped calls. The network experience must be flawless.
The newest Wi-Fi—802.11ax or Wi-Fi 6 as it’s now called—delivers the capacity and reliability needed to deliver on these amazing experiences. This new standard has been positioned as ideal for “dense deployments” like large classrooms, malls and stadiums. That’s because 802.11ax increases throughput by 4X on average compared to 802.11ac. But the definition of a “dense deployment” is evolving. When each person has multiple devices and there are IoT devices everywhere, even a business with 25 or 50 employees can be a dense deployment.
We have discussed 5 steps to get ready for 802.11ax in this webinar.
Getting Ready for 802.11ax
Aruba recently introduced the 510 Series of high-performance 802.11ax APs. The 510 series leverages the full suite of the 802.11ax technology—and more. In addition to the standard capabilities, Aruba offers many other ways to deliver an amazing network experience, including intelligent RF optimization, universal connectivity for IoT, enhanced security and always-on networking.
2019 will see the introduction of the 802.11ax-capable versions of our favorite phones, laptops and IoT devices. It’s a good time to start asking some questions:
Employees and customers don’t want to think about the network. They want to focus on their experiences and applications. Migrating to 802.11ax can enable organizations to deal with the unprecedented diversity of devices and people’s expectations for amazing experiences.
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