CTIA SUPER MOBILITY WEEK, LAS VEGAS, USA: According to Forrester Research, nearly two-thirds of all data traffic will move from wired to wireless connections by 2017. BYOD and user demand in the Enterprise are driving the next wave of network upgrades to deliver on the Gigabit capabilities of 802.11ac.
To enable these WLAN upgrades within existing infrastructures, Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, and RubyTech announced availability of the industry’s first 2.5G managed switch reference design for 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi applications.
Based on Vitesse’s recently introduced SparX-IV Ethernet switch family (VSC7442, VSC7444 and VSC7448) and software SDK, the 2.5G turnkey reference design is ideal for Wave 2 802.11ac deployments, which can support access point uplink speeds up to 1.3G into the Enterprise LAN. Upgrading 802.11ac access aggregation to 2.5G is the optimal choice for Enterprises, delivering up to 50 percent lower power and cost versus 10G.