6 Things You Should Know About 802.11ax

New applications, an explosion in mobile device use, and IoT are driving Wi-Fi connectivity needs through the roof. 802.11ax tries to address the issues while creating new opportunities and services.

Mike Leibovitz

December 11, 2018

7 Slides

Whether you’re in education, retail, healthcare, or hospitality, Wi-Fi is essential. It helps students learn, mobile transactions occur, doctors share information, and fans engage.

However, the insatiable appetite for Wi-Fi creates challenges. Hospitals struggle to meet the demands of their diverse users (doctors, nurses, technicians, patients, guests) and devices (infusion pumps, EMR mobile, IoT devices) all competing for the same airwaves. Educational institutions struggle with the dense user environment in their lecture halls and auditoriums. Retailers are challenged to deliver tech-driven customer experiences for in-store shoppers. And hotels, faced with an 8 to 10x increase in mobile devices running high bandwidth services like Netflix and YouTube, cannot add Wi-Fi bandwidth fast enough. Fortunately, help is at hand. The next generation of Wi-Fi helps address these real-life issues and creates new opportunities and services. Now let’s get into the details.

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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