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Cisco Multigigabit Technology

Extend the life of your network investment

As wireless speeds increase, don't let your switches become a bottleneck. Prepare your access switches for Wi-Fi 6 and 802.11ac Wave 2 with Cisco Multigigabit Technology. It also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE and PoE+), and Cisco Universal Power over Ethernet (Cisco UPOE and UPOE+), so you don't need to install new electrical circuits to power your access points.

Features and benefits

Today's business needs seek always-on connectivity, which is driving new wireless standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 802.11ac Wave 2. But wireless has now exceeded the traditional capacity of wired infrastructure, creating a bottleneck.

Support Wi-Fi 6 and 802.11ac Wave 2

Create better user experiences with Wi-Fi 6 and 802.11ac Wave 2, and enjoy up to a fivefold jump in wireless speeds, up to 6.8 Gbps. Cisco Multigigabit Technology delivers speeds beyond 1 Gbps on existing cabling, surpassing previously achievable speeds.

Get NBASE-T technology

Category 5e cables inside buildings that connect switches to wireless access points are limited to 1-Gigabit speeds. Cisco founded the NBASE-T Alliance (now part of the Ethernet Alliance) in 2014 to make it possible to support up to 10 Gbps over installed Category 5e and 6 cables. Use NBASE-T technology to support Wi-Fi 6 and 802.11ac Wave 2.

Power your solution

Cisco Multigigabit Technology supports PoE, PoE+, UPOE, and UPOE+, so you don't need to install new electrical circuits to power your access points. Only Cisco provides 90 watts of UPOE+ to power downstream devices in next-generation workspaces, including lighting, IP phones, IPTVs, surveillance cameras, and virtual desktop clients.

Find the best Multigigabit switch for you

Cisco Catalyst 9600

  • Modular, Layers 2 and 3, up to 25.6 Tbps
  • Up to 48 x 100G, 96 x 40G and 192 x mGig, 25/10/1G ports
  • Designed for Cisco DNA and Cisco SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 9400

  • Modular, Layers 2 and 3, up to 9 Tbps
  • Multigigabit technology, SFP/SFP+
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE, UPOE+
  • Designed for Cisco DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 9300

  • Stackable, Layers 2 and 3, 480 Gbps
  • Multigigabit technology
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE, UPOE+, Cisco StackPower
  • Designed for Cisco DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series

  • Optional stacking, Layers 2 and 3, up to 160 Gbps
  • Up to 48 ports full perpetual PoE+ and mGig
  • 1G; 10/25/40G uplinks
  • Entry level for intent-based networking

Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series

  • Small form factor
  • Supports Layer 3
  • 8 or 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • PoE+ support with up to 240W of PoE budget

Cisco 350X Series

  • High-performance 10G Ethernet
  • Secure desktop and wireless connectivity
  • Unified communications optimized
  • Highly secure guest connectivity

Meraki MS350 Series

  • High performance plus redundant power
  • 4 x 10-G SFP+ uplinks
  • 160G physical stacking
  • Dynamic Layer 3 routing
  • Available multigigabit and UPOE support

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