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Minimize the Total Cost of Ownership of your WLAN

by David Fortini
Posted12.04.19 Security Trends Wi-Fi 6 WLAN
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Whether on premises, in the cloud, or perhaps in a hybrid environment, choosing the right network solution that meets your business and budget needs is paramount. No one wants to go through a forklift upgrade—ever! And, with Wi-Fi 6 right around the corner that’s a very real possibility. A solution built on the latest technologies, innovations and services and one that is future-proofed can be key to avoiding expensive infrastructure upgrades down the line.

 

How do you lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)?

 

The right solution also needs to deliver the right management capabilities. Administering multiple network management platforms can be daunting and expensive, from both a cost and a resource perspective. If you are among today’s enterprises struggling to manage your LAN, WLAN, Internet of Things (IoT) and Location-based services (LBS) deployments, rest assured that you are not alone.

A single unified solution that provides network management across multiple platforms can lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess® Stellar Wi-Fi provides the flexibility to choose from on premises, hybrid or cloud-based solutions. In addition, with the Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista® 2500 Network Management System your LAN, WLAN, IoT and LBS can be managed on one platform, reducing operational costs and simplifying operations.

 

The importance of security

 

With the number of IoT devices on the rise, the security of your business must also be top of mind. The OmniAccess Stellar Wi-Fi solution provides unique IoT identification and secure IoT containment technology to deliver streamlined and safe IoT deployment.

With IoT containment, Wi-Fi devices are connected securely and automatically by assigning them to virtual containers based on the security and access profiles of each device. The OmniAccess Stellar Wi-Fi solution includes a Unified Policy Access Manager (UPAM), which manages visitor network access and BYOD access for employee device secure on-boarding.

 

Optimize and expand your coverage area: indoor/outdoor

 

With OmniAccess Stellar indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi 6 access points you can optimize your Wi-Fi deployments and expand your coverage area which can further reduce maintenance and operational costs.

Also take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 high bandwidth support on a wider channel which prevents fragmentation even in highly dense coverage areas as well as a faster connection speed between devices and access points which enhances the user experience by 4X.

Wi-Fi 6 access point capabilities can maximize traffic efficiency by reducing time and avoiding duplication when sending information over the WLAN.

In addition, the OmniAccess Stellar Wi-Fi 6 solution provides an energy savings feature called Target Wake Time (TWT). TWT reduces energy consumption for connected devices which can prolong battery life and durability. And, anyone who has ever managed difficult to access, remote devices knows the importance of a durable battery.

Learn more about how the quick to deploy, easy to scale, secure Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise OmniAccess Stellar Wi-Fi solution can minimize your TCO, optimize operations, and take you into the future.

 

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