Simplifying a complex technology is always a worthwhile process, even when it just involves a naming convention. For example, now we can stop trying to remember an alphabet soup of numbers and letters like 802.11ax and can simply say Wi-Fi 6. While the name change is welcome, it’s the innovations that the latest wireless standard brings to enterprise networks that will make a significant difference in your journey to digital business transformation.
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Last week, I had a scare.
It was late afternoon and I had just picked my daughter up from preschool. As I helped her get buckled into her carseat, I rested my phone on the roof of the car — just for a second — to free up my hands. Fast-forward about five minutes into our journey, and I remembered with a jolt — the phone was still on the roof of the (now moving) car! My mind raced: Had I heard a thud? Was the phone now strewn across the road in a million pieces, smashed by a two-ton truck? Panicked, I looked for a safe spot to pull over.
Over the past two decades, we have witnessed massive advancements in Wi-Fi technology. The six different wireless standards have brought ever faster speeds and greater functionality. From 802.11 delivering 2Mbps connectivity to 802.11ac delivering up to 3.47Gbps, the industry has come a long way.
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Today’s federal IT networks are at a crossroads. For too long, government networks have been locked into old technology and have not had the budget to innovate. Current systems are delivering a poor experience – for both end users and IT teams – that prevent technology from enabling the mission as it should.
Thanks to advances in AI, companies of all sizes can transform their wireless networking with WiFi that is predictable, reliable and measurable.
Artificial intelligence is all the rage these days. There’s broad consensus that AI is the next game-changing technology, poised to impact virtually every aspect of our lives in the coming years, from transportation to medical care to financial services.
Over the last few years, Wi-Fi has become the primary mode for network access. This is especially true in the consumer market where the rapid adoption of Smart Home technology, streaming media and IoT devices has increased the number of devices in the home.
AI replaces manual WiFi management tasks with automated intelligence and provides deep insight that helps identify and fix problems faster than ever before.
Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) is a common term in IT that represents the average time required to repair a failed component or device.
Technology drives business. Whereas once IT was a function of business, it now increasingly IS the business.
This is definitely the case for many smaller firms, where adoption and mixing together different web services represents the core of a firm’s service offerings.
Sometime after 2019 Wi-Fi will get a massive speed bump. At present, the fastest theoretical throughput from Wi-Fi routers operating on the 802.11ac standard is 1.3 GBPS. By 2019 with the advent of 802.11ax the speeds will be as little as three times as fast, starting at 3.5 GBPS. With MIMO you can then multiply that by four to receive a maximum theoretical bandwidth of 14 Gbps.