Gartner Research

Service Provider Wi-Fi Will Drive Changes in Enterprise Wireless LANs

Published: 14 February 2013

ID: G00247733

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman


Service provider Wi-Fi is making wireless hot spots highly available outside the enterprise. This research looks at how ubiquitous Wi-Fi serves as a catalyst for enterprises as employees enter the building expecting the same pervasive service.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Employees using service provider Wi-Fi will expect Wi-Fi coverage both outside and inside the enterprise, which will drive enterprises to deploy an all-wireless access layer
  • Enterprises will eliminate wired employee desk phones
  • Enterprise guest access implementations will not deploy limited IEEE 802.11u-2011 as part of their guest access wireless strategy for visitors, contractors, consultants and remote employees

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