Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Switching

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Get Ready for 802.11ac Wave 2

802.11ac Wave 2 promises a five-fold jump in wireless speeds, to 6.8 Gigabits. This faster speed means you can deploy more Wi-Fi applications to more users, resulting in superior user experiences.

However, customers tell us that in many parts of their networks they cannot take full advantage of 11ac Wave 2. Why? Because the Category 5e cables connecting switches to wireless access points are limited to just 1-Gigabit speeds.

Cisco founded the NBASE-T Alliance in October 2014 to promote solutions for more speed over installed Category 5e and 6 cables. Now we are introducing innovations that include NBASE-T technology and more across the entire breadth of our Cisco Catalyst portfolio–from compact switches to the backbone. These new innovations directly address the challenges we learned from customers.

Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Technology can prepare your access switches for future innovations by delivering speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing Category 5e cables. This technology also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), PoE+, and Cisco Universal PoE (UPOE) so you don’t need to install new electrical circuits to power your access points.

And, Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Technology can protect your investments in existing Cisco Catalyst switches. For example, new Cisco Catalyst 3850 Mutigigabit models can be stacked with existing 1-Gb copper and fiber models. Cisco Catalyst Mutigigabit Technology is available on Cisco Catalyst 4500E, 3850, and 3560-CX switches. Use our new innovations to take advantage of 802.11ac Wave 2 capacity increases and start delivering even better user experiences.


Prepare for 802.11ac Wave 2

Learn about Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit switching enabled by NBASE-T technology. (32:54 min.)

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