Thursday, December 6, 2012
Huawei announces commercial availability of industry's first enterprise-level 802.11ac access point
CHINA: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the commercial availability of the industry's first enterprise-level 802.11ac access point (AP) products.
Huawei's introduction of the first 802.11ac APs in the enterprise market marks another important milestone for Huawei as one of the leading ICT solution providers in the industry. This is also testament to Huawei's commitment to Gigabit wireless access, further promoting the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend and accelerating business transformation.
Comprising two models, AP7030DN-AC and AP7130DN-AC, Huawei's enterprise-level 802.11ac APs support throughput of up to 1.3Gbps at 5G frequency and 1.75Gbps at dual frequency, and allow for smooth evolution from 11n to 11ac. Its high performance and industry-leading features will enable enterprise users to enjoy a wide range of wireless services that have high bandwidth requirements, such as HD video streaming, multi-media activities and cloud desktop access.
Independently developed by Huawei's dedicated design team, the 802.11ac APs feature a world-class casing design which was awarded the "iF Product Design Award 2013" presented by iF International Forum Design, a prestigious design promotion organization based in Germany.
"We are delighted to announce the global commercial availability of the 802.11ac AP. The rapid growth and development of smart devices, mobile networks as well as the increasing trend towards BYOD has brought about tremendous change in enterprise business models of work and operations. In line with our dedication to customer-centric innovation, the launch of the 802.11ac APs are a reflection of Huawei Enterprise's commitment to developing and providing cutting-edge technologies, so as to provide a better way for enterprises to improve connectivity and optimize their businesses," said Fan Hongwei, WLAN product director, Huawei Enterprise Networking Product Line.
After the debut of the 802.11ac WLAN AP in July 2012, Huawei demonstrated its Gigabit-level flow rate to the international audience at Interop Mumbai in October 2012. Huawei 802.11ac AP's commercial availability reflects the maturity of the WLAN 802.11ac product category.
Drawing on its comprehensive industry experience and technical expertise in the wireless field, Huawei currently owns over 100 patents in WLAN technologies and is actively involved in industry standards organizations, with a number of staff serving as chairpersons and other senior positions such as the IEEE 802.11ac Task Group.