organizations strive to make more effective use of people, workspaces and
business systems, flexibility may be the single biggest factor in worker
productivity and corporate efficiency.
underpins a company’s ability to create flexible worker productivity and
lifestyles? The network.
businesses require network flexibility, reliability and manageability–while
also demanding proper network performance, security and mobility.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's James Donovan explains why it is time for you to understand why both wireless and cabling infrastructures need each other.
implementing wireless solutions, the savvy enterprise can enhance processes and
workflows, gain cost savings and operational efficiencies, and unlock the value
of existing enterprise assets. At the same time, it is crucial to understand
that the success of any wireless solution depends on an integrated and
end-to-end approach to infrastructure. An integrated approach boosts end-user
adoption, leverages existing infrastructure and applications, reduces overall
costs and increases ROI for the benefit of the deploying enterprise.
fully cabled network, whether fiber and/or copper, provides a level of mobility
and flexibility based on the provisioning of ports, while delivering high
performance, resilience, reliability and security. Because the speed and
density of connections nearer to server farms and data centers are generally
beyond the capacity of today's wireless technology, and because spectrum will
always be a scarce, yet valuable, resource, it is clear to me that wireless
equipment is not going to replace cabling in in-building deployments completely.
As new Wi-Fi 6
and 5G systems come to market,
however, the dynamics will certainly change.
environments call for different solutions, and therefore wireless solutions
will provide complimentary benefits to cabled ones. For example, as the Internet
of Things (IoT) becomes more of a reality, many machines and devices that
gather data may still be wired into a building, whereas a user would work
wirelessly when moving from meeting to meeting using a tablet or smartphone.
general, cabled networks offer process improvements where productivity is
linked to the speed and reliability of the network, and where power needs to be
served remotely to a device. In contrast, wireless networks offer process
improvements where productivity is linked to the amount of time the network is
available to employees on the move. It should be noted that even wireless
networks need to be supported with a backbone of cabling.
if you ever wondered why CommScope’s
Infrastructure Academy includes wireless
courses alongside its copper and fiber infrastructure portfolio, it is for two
- To educate customers on the value of installing
a wireless overlay network in a building – which can be accomplished faster and
less expensively when the process is completed early, instead of as an
- To ensure that customers plan their cabling
infrastructures ahead of time, so they can leverage wireless network
capabilities both today and in the future.
why it is time to understand why both wireless and cabling infrastructures need