The Invisible Upgrade: Moving to 1 GBPS

Network equipment manufacturers are dropping 10/100 megabits-per-second gear out of their switch product lines and moving to 10/100/1000Mbps in newer products. At the same time, wireless speeds jumped over the 100Mbps barrier when IEEE 802.11n was released in 2007.Today, speeds are pushing 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) with the IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard, which starts at 80Mbps and can achieve up to 867Mbps in even low-end configurations, depending on factors such as the width of the wireless channel a network uses. In reality, enterprises get Gigabit Ethernet speeds by default in virtually everything they buy, from notebooks and desktops to switches, firewalls and routers.

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