Wireless local area network (WLAN): the 802.11ac standard Vs the 802.11n

Steadily and surely, the 802.11ac standard is charting its exciting path in the consumer market, and in the enterprise segment.  The stakes are crucial when it comes to IT's mobility and digital initiatives.

IDC believes that enterprises will continue to invest in robust Wireless local area network (WLAN) infrastructure in order to compete effectively in the digital economy.

The firm reveals that the combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 6.7% year over year in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16), and increased 6.7% on a sequential basis. Refresh cycles and the funding of digital transformation initiatives in many enterprises are driving the momentum. 

In can also observe that, the 802.11ac standard has achieved market dominance; representing a clearly faster adoption rate from 802.11n compared to the 802.11a/b/g to 802.11n transition several years ago.

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