Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Published: 26 September 2019

ID: G00373219

Analyst(s): Christian Canales , Mike Toussaint , Tim Zimmerman , Bill Menezes


Automation, IoT containment, locationing and solutions that combine analytics with AIOps functionality are emerging as critical components in access networking solutions. I&O leaders should use this research to assess vendor hardware and software capabilities across six access networking use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • ALE
    • Allied Telesis
    • Cambium Networks
    • Cisco
    • CommScope (Ruckus Networks)
    • Dell EMC
    • D-Link
    • Extreme Networks
    • Fortinet
    • H3C
    • HPE (Aruba)
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks (Mist Systems)
    • Mojo Networks (Arista Networks subsidiary)
    • Rohde & Schwarz (LANCOM Systems)
    • Ruijie Networks
    • TP-Link
    • Ubiquiti Networks
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • WLAN Access
    • Wired Access
    • Identification and Network Access
    • Management and Administration
    • IoT Device Containment
    • Additional Network Service Apps
  • Use Cases
    • Unified Wired and WLAN Access
    • WLAN-Only Refresh/New Build
    • Wired-Only Refresh/New Build
    • Remote Branch Office With Corporate HQ
    • Performance Stringent Applications
    • Hands-Off NetOps
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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