Company: Aruba Networks
| Category: Wireless Technologies
| Published: December 2012
Rapid and escalating growth in demand for wireless connectivity is fast becoming a major issue in large enterprises, putting ever more pressure on Wi-Fi infrastructures already creaking under the strain. Pressure that, in turn, has implications when it comes to business agility, productivity and, ultimately, profitability.
A number of factors are contributing to this growth. Not least the much talked about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, with end users routinely seeking to connect their own smartphones, tablets and Wi-Fi enabled notebooks to the corporate LAN, whether officially sanctioned or not.
Equally, organisations across the board are realising the benefits wireless can offer in support of an increasingly distributed and mobile workforce. Business-critical applications are therefore "going mobile", encouraging yet more use of Wi-Fi, while companies looking for competitive advantage in a global market are embracing always-on working, impacting on scarce wireless resources.
The light at the end of this potentially endless tunnel is the arrival of the 802.11ac Gigabit Wireless standard. This standard, when implemented, will deliver a massive
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