Last fall, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced their Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ program which is designed to ensure that Wi-Fi 6 capable devices meet the highest standards for security and interoperability. Certification ensures reliability and service quality that cannot otherwise be delivered by other products available in the market today.
Well I’m happy to share today that Aruba leads the industry with the official certification of all the Aruba 500, 510, 530, and 550 Series Wi-Fi 6 access points!
Undergoing certification is our commitment to customers that Aruba wireless networks can interoperate with Wi-Fi 6 client devices with no technical impact to your business. This also ensures that user experience is unaffected – which is critical as iPhone 11, new Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 10 (the top 3 selling phones in the world) – now support Wi-Fi 6.
But in order for all these new mobile devices to realize the benefits of Wi-Fi 6, the network needs to be ready. Let’s look at what Aruba has to offer in terms of Wi-Fi 6 today.
Aruba’s Market Leading Solution
Interest in Aruba Wi-Fi 6 has been astounding – not just from existing customers, but also from our new ones. Based on the most recent Q3 Wi-Fi 6 market share report from 650 Group, Aruba is the reigning market leader, with over 35% of global Wi-Fi 6 market share in terms of both product sales and shipments. Recent analyst reports also view Aruba favorably – the Forrester New Wave™: Wireless Solutions, Q3, 2019 and the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure have all placed Aruba as a leader in the networking industry.
Aruba’s Wi-Fi 6 portfolio has also grown tremendously to provide AI-powered capabilities and expanded IoT connectivity options to meet a range of customer use cases. Today, the portfolio includes the 500, 510, 530 and 550 Series to provide secure connectivity for a range of uses from entry-level to high-density environments.
Wi-Fi for the Future
There’s no doubt that IoT and cloud have had a major impact on the IT infrastructure and Aruba views Wi-Fi 6 as the critical industry mechanism to enable enterprises to tap into the full potential of their IT organizations to leap forward into a future where connectivity is not just high-performing, but seamless, immersive and experiential.
To learn more about Aruba’s Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, please visit our Wireless LAN portfolio page.