As wireless speeds increase, don't let your switches become a bottleneck. Prepare your access switches for W-Fi 6 and 802.11ac Wave 2 with Cisco Multigigabit Technology. It delivers speeds beyond 1 Gbps on existing Category 5e or 6 cables. The technology also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE and PoE+), and Cisco Universal PoE (UPOE+ and UPOE), so you don't need to install new electrical circuits to power your access points.
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.
Category 5e cables inside buildings that connect switches to wireless access points are limited to just 1-Gigabit speeds. Cisco founded the NBASE-T Alliance in 2014 - now part of the Ethernet Alliance - 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.
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 UPOE+ to power downstream devices in a next-generation workspace, including lighting, IP phones, IPTVs, surveillance cameras, and virtual desktop clients.
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Eliminate the wired bottleneck with Cisco Multigigabit Technology.
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.
With Cisco Multigigabit Technology, you can optimize your transmission rate to get the highest achievable data rates out of existing Category 5e and Category 6 structured cabling. Cisco Multigigabit augments the NBASE-T specifications and IEEE 802.3bz standard by providing a mechanism to auto-negotiate the best speed available. You don't have to worry about the constraints of the cabling: our technology lets links adjust to the highest supportable speed, adjusts the data rate, and maintains links.