Gartner Research

Solving BYOD's Impact on Communications Infrastructure

Published: 13 February 2013

ID: G00246022

Analyst(s): Jim Berenbaum


BYOD places expanded demands on enterprise communications due to more devices, greater diversity and broad user expectations. Site WLANs and cellular and network infrastructures need to deliver additional services and capacity while ensuring core business network services and security.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Overview of BYOD's Impacts
    • Enterprise Network Impact Overview
    • Cellular Impact Overview
    • Mobile Devices
    • Internet Access
    • Other Communications Infrastructure
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Enterprise Networks
    • Network Capacity
    • Zones and Segmentation
    • Wireless Standards
    • Frequency Bands and Band Planning
    • Transmission Airtime Access
    • Number of Devices and Addressing
    • Spectrum Analysis
    • Coverage
    • Traffic Management
    • Wi-Fi Demand Due to Cellular Plans
  • Cellular and Its Related Networks
    • Wi-Fi as a Mitigation
    • In-Building Cellular
    • Cellular Traffic Differentiation
    • CSP Contracts for Mobile Devices
    • Wireless CSP Selection Guidelines
    • Shift From Cellular to Wi-Fi
  • Device Capability and Configuration
    • Device Communication Capabilities
    • Device Web Proxy Integration
    • Phone Number Identity
  • Other Communications Infrastructure
    • Internet Gateway Communications
    • Content Caching
    • Communications Infrastructure Privacy
    • Hot Spot Prevention
    • Bonjour
    • Management and Support
  • BYOD vs. Enterprise-Owned: What's Different?
  • Desirable and Undesirable Communication Impacts of BYOD
  • User Behavior Impacts of BYOD on Communications
  • The Challenge
  • Impacts of BYOD Policy

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