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Your Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Checklist

Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax, is an exciting new step for wireless. Wi-Fi is the primary access method for networks, and that trend will only rise as the number of Wi-Fi devices is predicted to grow to 26 billion by 2020.

What will Wi-Fi 6 do for my network? Wi-Fi 6 delivers higher effective speeds and will support more devices enabling new business models and applications including:

Support for new applications such as live streaming 4K and 8K video or augmented or virtual reality providing a truly immersive experience.

Seamless connectivity with an increase in throughput for newer applications and a better user experience.

Increased network capacity to accommodate more devices including the IoT explosion.

Prepare your wired network for the increased traffic that Wi-Fi 6 will bring.

With three times the performance of 802.11ac, Wi-Fi 6 will drive more capacity on Ethernet cables beyond 1 Gigabit. Consider upgrading to switches that support Multigigabit and upgrading from PoE to PoE+ or Cisco UPOE®.

Prepare for more Wi-Fi 6 clients on the network.  

More clients means more complexity. We recommend Cisco DNA solutions such as SD-Access, Cisco DNA Assurance, and the new Cisco® Catalyst® 9800 Series Wireless Controllers, which are Wi-Fi 6 ready.

With users expecting an immersive experience coupled with IoT becoming the new mobile, we are now more dependent on Wi-Fi than ever. Cisco’s first Wi-Fi 6 Access Point, the Catalyst 9100 along with the Catalyst 9800 Series controllers will expand wireless access with intelligence and provide a secure, reliable high quality wireless experience for all networks. With superior RF innovations and Cisco’s Intent based networking architecture, you will be ready for the growing user expectations, IoT devices and next gen cloud-driven applications.