ALE Introduces Wave 2 Unified Access Technology


At a glance:
  • Newest WLAN Access Point shows continued leadership in enterprise wireless technology
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 technology boosts network capacity to meet employees’ expectations in the growing digital-mobile world
  • WAVE 2 is ideal for mobile collaboration and campus environments providing more bandwidth and supporting more users

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Meeting Mobile Campus Demands with the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise 802.11ac Wave 2 technology

ALE, operating under the brand Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, is continuing to invest in delivering superior wireless LAN solutions with its new 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point. As the world’s reliance and use of mobile devices continues to grow, enterprises as diverse as higher education, healthcare, hospitality and government, are faced with the challenge of having the appropriate network capacity to support the increase of users’ and traffic.

The new Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 320 wireless 802.11AC Wave 2 Access Point provides the benefits of Wave 2 WLAN technology including:

  • Dynamic multi-user multiple input/multiple output (MU-MIMO) technology, providing increased network capacity and boosting network efficiency
  • Increased Wi-Fi performance by delivering at least a third more throughput
  • Providing better long-term investment protection over 802.11ac Wave1 or 802.11n technology

The new OmniAccess 320 Access Point enables the growing number of mobile devices to share Wi-Fi bandwidth and relieves wireless performance issues in the network. The new access point is the latest product in the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unified Access technology roadmap to deliver solutions for the mobile campus that increase network capacity, boost network performance and provide a consistent customer experience for wired and wireless devices.

Stephane Robineau, Executive Vice President, Network Business Division, ALE- “The technology evolution for Wi-Fi networks is on a rapid pace. Many networks today are not ready to support the increase adoption of mobile devices we’ve seen over the past two to three years. With the future heading towards 802.11AC Wave 2, more networks will benefit from the capacity and performance boost found in this next phase of the wireless LAN technology evolution. Our new OmniAccess 320 Access Point is an ideal solution for environments where a majority of communications activities are happening over the wireless network, such as with mobile enterprises and higher education campuses, where we will be seeing the proliferation by early adopters of Wave2 mobile technology for texting, streaming videos, accessing the internet, collaborating, or using apps for learning and business.”