The networking journey is always one of change. Yet there are some technologies that we’ve used for literally decades that are showing signs of being less than up to the challenges of growing bandwidth and device density. Indeed, new services such as Wi-Fi 6 are driving the need for more bandwidth, especially on the backhaul. Copper Ethernet cables are a great example of where a great technology is beginning to run into the harsh limits of physics. To achieve even 10 Gigabit speeds excessive care has to be taken with thick, less flexible cables and distance limits of 100 meters for properly installed cabling systems (Cat6a or Cat7). With bandwidth rising to 40Gbps and 100Gbps and beyond, it becomes a matter of much discussion on how we support networks going forward, especially in new construction. Nobody wants the expense of upgrading a building’s network cabling within a few years of finishing it.
Campus networks play a critical part in ensuring fast and stable connectivity, however, with the emergence of data-thirsty application such as VR and HD video, conventional copper wiring-based networks can no longer handle the expansion of data needs.Huawei Campus OptiX comes with all the necessary features built-in, making it an ideal solution for campuses. It uses fibers for campus networks and innovatively integrates the advantages of the Passive Optical LAN (POL) all-optical networking architecture and IP network technology to provide a simplified campus network experience.
Wi-Fi is heavily ingrained in all aspect of our lives, with the wireless Access Point (AP) as the core component that allows access to a Wi-Fi network. You may have heard of Fit and Fat APs, but what about cloud APs? Here, we’ll introduce these different APs, their working modes, and the campus wireless LANs that they enable.
Wi-Fi devices for a company, shopping mall, or hotel seem to work the same as home Wi-Fi. However, they differ in significant ways, and the differences are important to understand when setting up enterprise Wi-Fi networks.
Advanced, efficient networks are must-haves for an enterprise’s digital transformation initiative.
In recent years, Huawei's consumer device business has been growing quickly, attracting the attention of most people worldwide. Due to this fast-paced growth, numerous people have even overlooked Huawei's strong presence in the carrier network and enterprise businesses. In fact, Huawei has secured the top spot in the global carrier network business, and its enterprise business has made remarkable progress. With unmatched technological innovation, Huawei has made numerous achievements and will continue to reap more success.
Huawei launched the next-generation core switch CloudEngine S12700E and CloudEngine S-series fixed switches, which are tailored for future campus networks.
With insights into cloudification and AI adoption for applications, as well as IoT and wireless trends for terminals, we see four trends that will materialize in campus networks.
During Wi-Fi 6 deployment, how to select Wi-Fi 6 APs most suited to their service requirements among massive types of enterprise-class Wi-Fi 6 APs and how to quickly deploy high-quality wireless networks.
Campus networks are moving into the era of being experience-centric as opposed to being just user- or device-centric, leading to more business oriented service-centric architecture.