Multi-gigabit wired and wireless access

Multi-gigabit speeds—without cable plant retrofit

Ready for more? More powerful, always-connected mobile devices. More bandwidth-hungry, latency-sensitive video and cloud applications. More mobility, letting users work and play anywhere, anytime with any device.

To deliver more, network access infrastructure—from access points to switches—must work together like never before.

The challenge: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and future wireless technologies can exceed the connection performance of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch ports.

Some vendors believe the only option is to upgrade to 10 GbE at the network edge—at a huge cost, with huge disruption. Instead, CommScope offers our customers options that include access points and switches optimized for Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6 with 2.5 GbE or Wi-Fi 6 and future generations with 2.5/5/10 GbE connections.

Using our optimized wired and wireless multi-gigabit solutions, you can get up to 10 GbE access capacity over your existing cable plant—without forklift upgrade and disruption.

Optimized Wi-Fi through switching

Wi-Fi 6 was built to handle more devices and bandwidth-hungry applications, but a single Wi-Fi 6 client can quickly overtax existing 1 GbE backhaul links on a typical access point. CommScope’s Ruckus multi-gigabit access switches liberate backhaul performance bottlenecks—delivering up to 10 Gbps per port. Furthermore, multi-gigabit switches offer up to 90 watts per port and up to 1,500 watts of total Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) budget along with uplinks of up to 100 Gbps to future-proof any network.

Use existing cabling

Double the capacity per port with existing Category 5e Ethernet cabling with 2.5 Gbps multi-gigabit APs and ICX Z-Series switches. Double that again, to 5 Gbps, with Category 6 or 6A installed. CommScope delivers this with our flagship Ruckus APs or ICX Z-Series switches with 2.5/5/10 GbE ports.

Balanced performance and cost options

Only CommScope offers a full range of multigigabit Ruckus APs and switches that allow customers to balance cost, performance and Wi-Fi client density. From entry-level to premium switches and Wi-Fi 5 to Wi-Fi 6 access points—pay only for what you need.

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