A recent white paper from Meru Networks advises on enterprise WLAN applications for the new IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The paper notes that IEEE 802.11ac will deliver very high throughput for streaming multimedia devices, improvements in range, expanded overall system capacity, and network resilience to interference -- boosting application performance for any enterprise with a high density of mobile devices.
Further, consumer products supporting high-definition video streaming based on 802.11ac have come to market beginning in the first half of 2012. Following the introduction of these first consumer products, 802.11ac-based laptops and tablets will become commercially available, and the BYOD trend will compel enterprise networks to support 802.11ac.
Fortunately, notes Meru, 802.11ac technology can be easily integrated into an enterprise’s existing Wi-Fi network and will add the bandwidth to support the influx of new Wi-Fi devices.