Managed Wi-Fi: How 802.11ax Will Drive New Demand


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In a new IHS Markit study on enterprise WLAN strategies, nearly half of respondents say their employees will use Wi-Fi exclusively to access company networks by 2020. IoT devices will add to the traffic jam. Fortunately, partners can provision secure managed WLANs to handle demand.

Takeaways for Your Business

In this report we’ll:

  • Discuss the fundamentals of a managed Wi-Fi practice
  • Take a look at WPA3 and the forthcoming 802.11ax standard
  • Review the business expansion opportunities managed wireless presents for partners

About the Author

Kurt Marko is an IT industry analyst, consultant and regular contributor to a number of technology publications, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, Marko spent several years as a semiconductor device physicist, doing process design, modeling and testing. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a memory chip designer and CAD and simulation developer. Moving to Hewlett-Packard, he started in the laser printer R&D lab doing electrophotography development, for which he earned a patent, but his love of computers eventually led him to join HP’s nascent technical IT group. Marko spent 15 years as an IT engineer and was a lead architect for several enterprisewide infrastructure projects at HP, including the Windows domain infrastructure, remote access service, Exchange email infrastructure and managed web services.

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