Next Generation Cisco Wireless For The Mobile Enterprise

Cisco 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points

 

Next-generation wireless for the
mobile enterprise

Customers pay for purchases with their smartphones. Schoolchildren
read textbooks on tablets. Wireless video cameras monitor security.
Employees no longer bother to plug in Ethernet cables.
Wireless usage like this is only going to accelerate as Internet of Things
(IoT) traffic from billions of devices and new mobile apps hits the
airwaves. By the end of 2019 the majority of fixed IP traffic will be Wi-Fi
(53 percent), exceeding wired traffic by 21 percent.1
How can you keep pace with this surge in Wi-Fi traffic?
Cisco Wireless  can help. Our 802.11ac Wave 2 access points support the very latest
Wi-Fi standard technology. Transmitting data at speeds beyond
1 Gbps, they provide the performance and functionality you need to
support mobility for your customers and employees into the future.

Benefits

• Prepare for an increasingly wireless
future as IoT, video, and mobile apps take
to the airwaves
• Deliver better customer service and
employee experiences with faster
wireless connections
• Be ready to serve Wave 2 client devices
coming to market with superior performance
• Protect your investment with access
points that can accommodate growth while
continuing to work with existing equipment
802.11ac, ratified by the IEEE in December
2013, delivers significant increases in peak
throughput for consumers, enterprises,
and service providers alike. Cisco and a
number of other vendors worked with the
IEEE in creating the 802.11ac amendment
and continued that collaboration with
the Wi-Fi Alliance in the definition of the
Alliance’s 802.11ac interoperability and
certification process.

 

Cisco Access Points WiFi Optimized

Performance boosts, end to end

One key part of Wave 2 802.11ac technology that helps keep your organization ahead of the capacity
crunch is Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO). MU-MIMO allows an access point to transmit to multiple clients
at the same time, instead of sending data to a single client at a time. These parallel transmissions improve
RF efficiency when client devices also support 802.11ac Wave 2.
With MU-MIMO in use, each client device gets the amount of airtime it’s supposed to have based on the
technology supported – 802.11ac Wave 2, Wave 1, 802.11n, or an older version of the standard. So the
limitation of one lower-speed client no longer slows overall downlink throughput for others.
Cisco wireless solutions go beyond the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with innovations and features accessible via these
wireless devices, so your organization can optimize the user experience and beef up network security
and scale for a mobile-first world. Cisco DNA™ assists you in managing the health of your network by
providing a 360-degree contextual view of the user, applications, and the overall network itself.
Cisco DNA Assurance supplies you with the knowledge that your infrastructure is performing up to its
capacity. If an issue arises, DNA Assurance allows you to get to the right place (240+ events trigger
dynamic packet capture) at the right time (go back to up to 14 days to view the actual problem) with the
right action (guided remediation based on 9000 different Cisco wireless Technical Assistance Center cases).                                                                                            And DNA spans both your wired and wireless networks.
Cisco® Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) continues the consolidation of wired and wireless into one
network as it makes use of just one policy throughout the entirety of your network, increasing business
agility and scale. This simplified operation realizes that it’s not just mobile devices connecting to the
network, but IoT devices as well, and makes provisions that separate IoT devices from your missioncritical
data.
With Wave 2’s extra wireless capacity and spectrum efficiency, you want to be sure that wireless
traffic doesn’t face a bottleneck when it hits your wired LAN infrastructure. So Cisco offers the endto-end
infrastructure support and services you need to avoid network traffic jams. Our Cisco Catalyst®
Multigigabit switches support 1-Gbps, 2.5-Gbps, 5-Gbps, and 10-Gbps speeds on existing Gigabit
Ethernet cabling to accommodate your increasing Wi-Fi traffic over time and future higher-speed access
point connections. And our latest wireless LAN controllers support up to 10 times the throughput of earlier
Cisco WLAN controllers.
Wireless is the first line of defense, so protect your access, assets, and airwaves. Cisco wireless 802.11ac Wave 2
access points secure the network while predicting and responding to issues and threats faster.
With the assurance built into Cisco 802.11ac Wave 2 access points, you get the guarantee that the
infrastructure is doing what you intended it to do. From isolating and replicating issues to providing the
resolution, you can be sure that your access points are working for you.

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