Delivering Breakthrough Performance with 802.11ac
The next generation of the 802.11 standard – known as IEEE 802.11ac – promises to finally break the wireless Ethernet gigabit barrier. This technology will deliver higher bandwidth while retaining better quality of experience (QoE) for end users, and is expected to be adopted rapidly into all markets: residential, enterprise, carrier and large venue.
This paper examines the challenges that must be met to deliver an industry-leading 802.11ac solution by first identifying the challenges of managing legacy 802.11 solutions, examining the latest technologies that 802.11ac exploits to deliver breakthrough performance, and highlighting techniques for chip developers and AP designers to speed their products to market.
June 22, 2012