4 Unlikely Places Wi-Fi Access Points Are Hiding

As user demand for Wi-Fi connectivity grows, organizations need to get creative when it comes to where they deploy their access points.

Mike Leibovitz

September 28, 2018

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Two-thirds of the world's population is connected to mobile devices, and the number continues to increase with the greater adoption of smartphones, wearables, tablets and more. Of course, these devices wouldn't work without a reliable wireless connection. Whether a stadium, school, or supply chain, a robust Wi-Fi network is required to deliver on the connected experience promised to fans, students, and consumers relying on their mobile devices to engage with team apps, access lessons, or browse for coupons on a retailer’s ecommerce site while on-premises.

Wi-Fi adoption has steadily increased in all types of environments. In fact, 500 million new Wi-Fi networks were deployed across the globe this past year alone. To ensure connectivity is available anywhere, and everywhere, access points (APs) are hiding in the most unlikely places. Here are a few examples where APs have been deployed and how end-users have benefited from each scenario.

About the Author(s)

Mike Leibovitz

Senior Director of Product Management, Extreme NetworksMike Leibovitz has more than 15 years of engineering, product management and marketing expertise in the communications Industry. Since 2008 Mike has been instrumental in bringing high density mobility solutions to stadiums, healthcare, education and commercial markets for Extreme Networks. Mike’s current role as Director in the Office of CTO focuses on market-driven technology incubation and innovation within Extreme's cloud and mobility practice.

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