appetite for streaming data with personal- and enterprise-owned mobile devices
is at an all-time high without any end in sight. Our devices are on the verge
of crippling Wi-Fi networks, causing
bottlenecks for the wireless carriers,
and requiring an upgrade to wireless
need the bandwidth, infrastructure for Wi-Fi and in-building distributed antenna systems (DAS) are available today.
The big question is which one do you upgrade first? Here’s my answer: You do
both at the same time with the same connectivity.
enterprises upgrade their overtaxed Wi-Fi networks to the latest 802.11ac technology, they are
discovering wireless speeds capable of meeting their demand for several years.
Unlike the Wave 1 specification which does not require widespread network
infrastructure changes, Wave 2 may require enterprises to rethink their entire network architecture.
Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have enterprises evolving their cloud-based
applications to support the growing millennial workforce. Some buildings today
are wired with legacy 3G or
proprietary systems that are expensive and cumbersome to upgrade to 4G LTE, but many still rely on capacity limited macro cell
sites. On top of all this complexity, sometimes not all carriers are
supported on the same system, which adds to the issues corporate IT faces with
BYOD when their businesses grow into new spaces.
strategies supporting the advancements in wireless bandwidth, optimization and
spectrum use both Wi-Fi and in-building DAS. This technology starts in the
ceiling with a physically-defined grid approach. A universal connectivity grid based on industry standard Category 6A cabling provides instant
capacity when the next generation of licensed DAS and unlicensed Wi-Fi are
available to support the boom of Internet
of Things (IoT) devices today and for several years ahead.
for your business and BYOD policy, your network infrastructure connectivity
upgrade supporting 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi will also support a 4G LTE carrier neutral DAS. This equates to a single
physical cabling network for any wireless application today with the flexibility
to provide next-generation unlicensed 802.11ad
Wi-Fi and carrier owned 5G DAS
spectrum. This is truly the beginning of wireless convergence in the physical layer of the building in what used to be two discreetly independent wireless
networks running on one networked cable.
These topics and more from CommScope, WiredScore, and EMC | Dell will be
discussed in detail during the CoreNet New York Chapter's Technology
Community - The Future Of The Wireless Building and Why You Should Care panel
discussion Thursday, March
31, 2016 in New York City.
I hope you join us.