Traffic volumes with high resolution videos are growing exponentially and as a result, carriers are increasingly embracing Wi-Fi 6
As technology is getting more and more complicated, challenge is to scale up the current Wi-Fi access points to carrier-grade and enterprise-grade technology, improving capacity, performance, quality of experience (QoE), reliability and security significantly.
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The proliferation of access point’s has reached the point of requiring standardization to ensure full utilization of the technology. Delivering increased bandwidth, this has begun making its way into more access points and gadgets to increase their speeds and performance. Wi-Fi 6 will deliver an elevated experience across devices and applications in consumer and enterprise environments.
Spirent WLAN Test Solutions supports the highest performing and most realistic wireless local area network (WLAN) for functional, performance and end-to-end testing of Access Points (APs) and WLAN ecosystems. Spirent test solution helps accelerate customer’s product development cycle to improve quality of their products and customer experience while reducing costs. According to Liang Jin, Sr. Product Manager – WLAN Testing, Spirent Communications, “We promise our customers and focus on assuring customer performance with solutions that help accelerate the transition of devices, equipment and applications from the lab into the operational network. That’s how Spirent is here to serve its customers. Here, we launch Wi-Fi 6 testing tool, which is unique and Spirent is first to market. Spirent has been doing Wi-Fi testing for the last 5 years.”
Spirent solutions test core Wi-Fi technology and help enterprises, device manufacturers, networking solution providers and operators to capitalize on Wi-Fi6 while maintaining a superior Quality of Experience.
Spirent Test Center WLAN 802.11ax testing solution can be employed for functionality, feature, and performance testing of IEEE 802.11ax Access Points (APs) and end-to-end testing of WLAN ecosystems, including WLAN access controllers and gateways. It emulates a large number of realistic WLAN clients through both the in-chassis 2.5G/5G Ethernet and 802.11ax Wi-Fi test ports to easily achieve multi-Gbps throughput. The solution also provides complete Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) testing coverage through the integration of a radar signal emulation tool, to support both RF cabled conductive testing and Over-The-Air (OTA) testing.
Today Wi-Fi network is an important part of digital transformation; however there are challenges in the enterprise wireless networks, mainly of reliability, performance, secure access and inconsistency in quality of service (QoS). Wi-Fi6 is the new technology enabling everyone with higher bandwidth and as a testing solution company we enable companies engaged in next generation Wi-Fi design and help them in accelerating development and deployment of Wi-Fi 6.
The phenomenal growth in mobile video and shortage of spectrum further strengthens the case for Wi-Fi. Traffic volumes with high resolution videos are growing exponentially and as a result, carriers are increasingly embracing Wi-Fi 6 and working with vendors to evolve to carrier-Wi-Fi.
With IoT, Artificial intelligence and Machine learning taking the centre stage and now widely used in enterprises and industrial automation, Wi-Fi6 meets the requirement in terms of reliability, latency, bandwidth, interoperability and security standards. In the next couple of years there will be wide scale deployment of Wi-Fi6 among enterprises and carriers.
Liang Jin further adds, “We have a number of customers in India engaged with us working on telecommunication technology and today we have a broader customer base, mainly the enterprise customers, some among Fortune 500 companies moving to next generation Wi-Fi.”
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In the testing space, Spirent delivers innovation to pursue emerging technologies and new industries and bring clarity to increasing device & network complexity and serve as trusted advisors to help enable and assure the promises Spirent’s customers make to their customers.
The emergence of Wi-Fi technologies will allow equipment manufacturers and carriers to scale up their Wi-Fi access points to carrier-grade and enterprise-grade technology, improving capacity, performance, reliability and security.
Modern test capabilities enables users to quickly and efficiently validate and optimize the performance and scalability of WLAN infrastructure equipment, at the same time, offers investment protection for clients, including flexible configurations and easy upgrades to address different testing needs and requirements.