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The growth of the enterprise bring
your own device trend continues unabated.
BYOD is being driven by higher data rate wireless services and the proliferation
Many smartphones and tablets support both cellular and Wi-Fi services.
Hence, theses devices can be attached to an 802.11 wireless corporate network.
To meet the challenges that this trend has created, the Wi-Fi industry is
delivering the 802.11ac standard.
ac leverages 802.11n, which is now the predominant WLAN standard.
802.11n brought improvements in data rates and link efficiencies; but the BOYD
trend has created a demand for new set of capabilities such as improved network
robustness, reliability and RF bandwidth utilization efficiency.
We interview Matthew Gast to gain Aerohive Networks' perspective on 802.11ac.
Matthew is the director of
Product Management at Aerohive Networks.