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Huawei announces White Paper on Enterprise Network Maturity

— Defining Five Maturity Levels for Fully Wireless Campus Networks

2021/10/26

[Shenzhen, China, October 26, 2021] Recently, Huawei commissioned IDC to survey 504 enterprises across nine industries in nine countries, to gain insight into their wireless network maturity. The result based on the survey findings, is the IDC White Paper, white paper Enterprise Network Maturity: Wireless Networking's Key Role in Digital Transformation.

This IDC white paper proposes a Wireless LAN (WLAN) Maturity Index for assisting enterprise chief information officers (CIOs) in obtaining a more objective evaluation of how mature their networks are. This Index can also be used by enterprises as an important and practical reference for building a future-proof digital service campus network that aligns with their digital strategies.

This IDC white paper proposes a Wireless LAN (WLAN) Maturity Index for assisting enterprise chief information officers (CIOs) in obtaining a more objective evaluation of how mature their networks are. This Index can also be used by enterprises as an important and practical reference for building a future-proof digital service campus network that aligns with their digital strategies.

Today, Wi-Fi 6 is the new norm, rapidly becoming the first-choice access mode on enterprise office networks, school campus networks, and even production networks across industries such as healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Indeed, it's no surprise that many enterprises are moving towards "wireless-first" infrastructures.

However, most enterprise wireless networks are still in the early days. According to IDC's findings, only 24% of respondents are "satisfied" with their existing Wi-Fi networks. Against this backdrop, this white paper is intended to help CIOs in various industries to establish wireless network evaluation criteria and construction guidelines based on their own levels of digitalization.

However, most enterprise wireless networks are still in the early days. According to IDC's findings, only 24% of respondents are "satisfied" with their existing Wi-Fi networks. Against this backdrop, this white paper is intended to help CIOs in various industries to establish wireless network evaluation criteria and construction guidelines based on their own levels of digitalization.

As outlined in the white paper, different vertical industries are at varying stages of wireless maturity. Specifically, financial and manufacturing industries are the most mature in wireless networking, while industries such as government, education, healthcare, and stadiums/entertainment venues are at mixed stages of maturity.

IDC analyst Brandon Butler commented: "All organizations should strive to have a mature wireless network. However, IDC's WLAN Maturity Index shows that enterprises are at varying stages of maturity. Organizations can take certain steps to increase the maturity of their networks. For this, we have provided eight recommended actions in the white paper."

IDC analyst Brandon Butler commented: "All organizations should strive to have a mature wireless network. However, IDC's WLAN Maturity Index shows that enterprises are at varying stages of maturity. Organizations can take certain steps to increase the maturity of their networks. For this, we have provided eight recommended actions in the white paper."

To learn more about IDC survey findings and recommendations, download IDC White Paper, sponsored by Huawei, Enterprise Network Maturity: Wireless Networking's Key Role in Digital Transformation (doc#US47545421). Link: https://e.huawei.com/en/form/enterprise-networks/campus/campus-network-idc-guide