The demand for wireless access from users has shifted from a nice to have to a necessity. Due to this, network performance has become a business-critical requirement. Both workers and consumers have come to expect a reliable Wi-Fi connection, the absence of which can influence their decision to enter an establishment or to leave. In order to attract and retain customers and employees, companies need to offer reliable Wi-Fi and an amazing experience, or risk losing business. And, to accommodate the growing number of mobile and IoT devices, improvements to the efficiency of a wireless network – and how it handles congestion and ever-increasing capacity demands has become a key factor of success.
A lot has changed in recent years. The growth and diversity of clients as well as the types of applications and traffic being generated meant wireless standards needed to evolve to keep pace. Latency sensitive voice and video traffic are sharing airspace with IoT devices that are sending small data packets – which will slow down a wireless network. To solve this problem, wireless networks need to provide a more efficient way to handle this growing and diverse amount of traffic as well as bandwidth needs.
The Wi-Fi Alliance announce a new standard for wireless connectivity based on the 802.11ax protocol in 2019, called Wi-Fi 6. It is designed to futureproof environments for the growing number of devices and the demands of mobile users, IoT, and latency-sensitive applications – especially in crowded areas.
In fact, Wi-Fi 6 has quickly entered the marketplace and is now available in phones and laptops such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy Note 10 and the Surface Laptop 3, as well as in the Aruba 500, 510, 530, and 550 Series access points.
Ensuring Application Assurance
As video and voice continue to consume greater amounts of bandwidth, it ensures a quality of service that does not impact users or the business.
Indoor Wireless Coverage
Aruba ensures that users on cellular can easily transition to Wi-Fi, as they enter indoor environments and provide the same or greater performance using standards-based Wi-Fi technology and communication service provider (CSP) technology.
Enabling the Intelligent Edge
As the business becomes hyper-connected and demands real-time insights, IT needs to deliver digital transformation without interrupting the business, with Aruba its possible.
Aruba made it easy for IT and users to leverage IoT technologies easily as use the enterprise networks as the critical underlying infrastructure.
Safer Wi-fi Access
Unsurprisingly, physical and virtual security remain high on enterprise to-do lists. Aruba security made easier, as devices connect to network, traffic remains segmented and secure.
When performance and simplicity matter, Aruba APs support AI capabilities, the latest Wi-Fi 6 standards for any environment. Ruggedized models support extreme conditions.
Aruba outdoor APs provide seamless connectivity for large public venues, as well as pop-up sites and loading docks. Point-to-point wireless options provide Wi-Fi mesh backhaul and 60GHz speed to adjacent buildings.
Work from home is easy to deploy and manage. Aruba access points are automatically configured, so employees just plug them into any existing Internet connection and they’re ready to go.