Wired for Wireless: The Future of the Wireless Building and Why You Should Care

Services - Monitoring Digital WorkplaceThe shift from Wired to Wireless is transitioning from building perk to building requirement. As an increasing number of enterprises upgrade their overtaxed Wi-Fi networks with 802.11ac technology, they are discovering wireless speeds that are capable of meeting their demand for several years.  A relevant topic for any enterprise level organization, Diversified’s Chris Johnson leads a panel of industry leaders in an upcoming CoreNet New York City Chapter session focused on the requirements of a building’s infrastructures in today’s hyper-competitive commercial real estate market.

“Nearly all 802.11ac implementations today are based on the Wave 1 specification, which doesn’t typically require widespread network infrastructure changes. However, the second phase of the technology, called Wave 2, may require enterprises to rethink their network architecture,” explains Johnson.  “Enterprises are thinking ‘wireless first’, and building strategies to support the advancements in bandwidth, optimization, and spectrum utilization.   With this increase in bandwidth, architecture and design begin to take a central role as wired core and access infrastructure becomes the bottleneck.  Advances in controller architecture and software-defined network integration will add to the benefits of 802.11ac, and are pushing wireless beyond current boundaries, from centralized to distributed controller architectures that introduce complexity, and management. Software Defined Networking (SDN) aims to roll the management of wireless infrastructure and traffic into the overall wired network.”

Moderating the March 31 panel that includes leaders from WiredScore, CommScope and EMC Corporation, Johnson navigates the trends, technologies and adjacencies of wireless architectures including:

  • 802.11ac / Wave 1 & 2
  • Ease of Use / Access at the Application Layer
  • Multi/Single Tenancy and Densities
  • Carrier and Legal Commissioning
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN) – Overlays and Topology
  • Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Architecture and Integration

The CoreNet event filled quickly as this topic is key in allowing RE professionals to deliver flexible, collaborative spaces to their clients, helping them, in turn, to provide environments with technology capabilities that attract the best and brightest in the marketplace.

Interested in learning more about wireless strategies? Contact Chris Johnson at cjohnson@DiversifiedUS.com.