In a recent review posted on Forbes.com, tech writer Kurt Marko heaped praise on the Cisco Aironet 1830 and 1850 access points. He called the Cisco products a, “stellar example of enterprise wireless system designed for small-to-medium sized businesses.” The article went on to further praise the ease and the short time it took to set up the access points.
In the article, Mobility Express was also praised. Marko said, “(Mobility Express) features a beautifully designed Web management interface exposing a plethora of network data and configuration settings.”
Marko favorably compared the Cisco access points with similar Ruckus products and found that the Cisco products held several advantages over its competitor. Among Marko’s highlights in that comparison were: Read More »
Tags: 802.11ac wave 2, access points, Aironet 1850, cisco aironet 1830, Cisco Mobility Express, mu-mimo
The transition to 802.11ac has been swift. Two months ago, Cisco announced crossing 1 million units sold for 802.11ac. It’s a testament to just how pervasive Wi-Fi has become. These days, Wi-Fi needs to always be available, and it needs to be quick, no matter the mix of applications on the network.
Miercom recently published a third-party report testing these two areas – high availability and real-time voice / video performance of Cisco, Aruba, and Ruckus.
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Tags: access points, Miercom, reliability, Speed, wifi
By Lisa Garza, Cisco Service Provider Marketing, Mobility Solutions Everything old is new again, and that’s true for voice over Wi-Fi. When Apple announced support for Wi-Fi calling on the new iPhone 6 this fall, a new hype cycle was born. In the most extreme cases some industry players are claiming the resulting death of residential licensed small cells. As in most technology introductions, the truth will unfold over time as the technology is applied in the real world. If voice over Wi-Fi were a simple panacea, then we would all Read More »
Tags: 802.11ac, access points, carrier networks, mobility, Service Provider, small cells, UMA, Voice over Carrier, wi-fi
Last week, the official launch of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™ Release 2 interoperability program from Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) revealed the next chapter in enabling mobile client devices to easily connect to a secure (i.e., strong encryption and authentication) Wi-Fi network. And once again, Cisco is at the forefront of furthering the proliferation of new and improved Wi-Fi capabilities by having participated in and contributed to the successful launch of Passpoint Release 2.
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Tags: access points, Passpoint, wifi, wlan
As part of my work at Cisco, I get to talk to customers very often. Through these conversations, I learn what works for them and what concerns them. Lately, I’ve been hearing a common theme from a lot of customers: in many organizations IT staff is small and not growing while they are being asked to do more to meet the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) challenge.
BYOD has drastically changed the technology landscape as users bring many different types of personal devices to the networks of schools and colleges, hospitals, financial agencies, enterprises and other organizations. One university IT team, including their chief technology officer and their IT administrators, recently told me that they had 200% network user growth and 300% endpoint device growth over the last several years. As for their network, they used to have less than 100 wireless access points (APs). Guess how many they have today? Over a thousand. And they are planning to deploy several hundred more APs in the coming months. How about their IT headcount growth? As you might have guessed, it’s not grown at all.
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Tags: access points, Borderless Networks, byod, cisco prime, Hospital wifi, management, unified access, University IT, wireless access points