As wireless speeds increase, don’t let your switches become a bottleneck. Prepare your access switches for 802.11ac Wave 2 with Cisco Multigigabit Technology. It delivers speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing Category 5e/6 cables. The 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.
Create better user experiences with 802.11ac Wave 2, and enjoy up to a fivefold jump in wireless speeds up to 6.8 Gigabits. Cisco Multigigabit Technology delivers speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing cabling to catapult you to speeds that surpass anything available previously.
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 to make it possible to support up to 10 Gbps over installed Category 5e and 6 cables. Use NBASE-T to support 802.11ac Wave 2 today.
Multigigabit technology supports PoE, PoE+, and UPOE, so you don’t need to install new electrical circuits to power your access points. Only Cisco provides 60 Watts UPOE to power downstream devices in a next-generation workspace, including 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 demand always-on connectivity, which is driving new wireless standards like 802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11ax. 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 rate out of installed Category 5e and Category 6 structured cabling. Cisco Multigigabit augments the NBASE-T specifications and IEEE 802.3bz standard by providing a mechanism to select 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.