802.11ac and the enterprise

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What is the status of 802.11ac in the enterprise? Are we 12 months away or 24 months away?
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Matthew Gast

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The key milestone you're looking for is the Wi-Fi Alliance certification program for 802.11ac. Just as with 802.11n, the WFA program will be based on draft 2.0 of the 802.11ac spec. (Typically the first draft gets everything together but there's a ton of refinement that needs to be done to build interoperable products.) 802.11ac Draft 2.0 was balloted in February, so it's full steam ahead at the WFA.
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You can check out all of our blog coverage on 802.11ac here.

Matthew Gast has written a ton on this topic, including his latest post from today:
What kind of Uplink do you want with that AP?