Guide discusses wireless’s demands, how cabling can meet them

From mobile-carrier offloading to higher-speed connectivity in an office, the growing demands of wireless networks make them demand more from the cabling behind them.

A selection of articles assembled in one document and available for download from Cabling Installation & Maintenance discusses some technical and market-trend issues that are putting increasing demands on wireless LANs. As a result of these demands, the wireless LANs are in return requiring more-robust performance from the cabling systems that support them.

The guide, titled “Demanding Wireless Applications and the Cabling That Supports Them,” includes the articles “WiFi forecast to become access-interconnect leader,” “The coexistence of wireless LANs and distributed antenna systems,” and “High-speed wireless requires robust cabling.”

In summarizing the guide’s contents, Cabling Installation & Maintenance said, “The need for wireless connectivity in enterprise environments is at an all-time high and continues to grow. Next-generation 802.11ac specifications will require an even more robust cabling ‘backhaul’ infrastructure than existing 802.11n networks do. The ubiquity of mobile-data services is driving the growth of in-building distributed antenna system (DAS) deployments, which have their own sets of cabling-infrastructure requirements.”

The guide is available for free to anyone who provides their contact information. You can download it here.

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