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Wi-Fi (802.11) is an access technology that connects IP devices to a wired network using wireless radios. The client devices have radios (wireless adapters) that connect to access point (AP) radios. These radios transmit over unlicensed radio spectrums; either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bands.

How does an IT manager determine the best Wi-Fi solution for their network? While most IT engineers are very familiar with IP networking, they aren’t always experts in radio technology — a different beast altogether. Until the commercialization of Wi-Fi, most IP networks did not utilize radio-based technology. Now Wi-Fi radios are found in virtually every type of device imaginable and businesses cannot avoid the trend!

70 percent of U.S. consumers own a Wi-Fi-enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop, wireless Internet access on the go has evolved from a nice-to-have option to an essential and expected amenity[1]. Indeed, one-third of mobile device users take advantage of a public Wi-Fi hotspot at least weekly[2]. More than two out of three consumers say Wi-Fi availability influences their decisions about where to shop[3].

Faster, more dependable Wi-Fi connectivity that’s affordable is fundamental to every organization in every industry sector. The requirements are simple, complete coverage with no dead-spots, ,and  secure connectivity for all.

IT-IQ , a Ruckus Authorised Top Dog Partner, has delivered and implemented wireless network solution that fulfils these requirements with flying colours.

 

[1] “The Impact of WiFi Service in Restaurants on Customers’ Likelihood of Return to a Restaurant,” Journal of Foodservice Business Research (2012)

[2] What Do Consumers Want from WiFi? Insights from Cisco IBSG Consumer Research (May 2012)

[3] Synthesized from JiWire Mobile Audience Insights Report Q4 2012 and Pew Research Center Global Attitudes Project (December 2012)