Aruba takes early market lead with Wi-Fi 6 access points

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), has announced that a significant number of educational institutions — both K-12s and universities — are upgrading their network infrastructures with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) to enable the next generation of digital classrooms and campuses, the company said.

The increased performance, greater mobile and IoT device density support and additional bandwidth made possible with Wi-Fi 6, combined with specific innovations in Aruba´s access points (APs), will allow these institutions to deliver extraordinary campus and classroom experiences for their students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Octorara Area School District, and Seneca College are just a few of the 400+ educational institutions — and nearly 2,000 total organizations — that have moved to Aruba Wi-Fi 6 APs as the foundation for their technology initiatives since the APs were introduced in November 2018. Industry research firms like 650 Group indicate that these numbers have given Aruba a market-leading position in delivering Wi-Fi 6 infrastructure.

Key concerns for organizations worldwide that are driving this movement to Wi-Fi 6 include ensuring fast, reliable connectivity for an ever-increasing number of mobile devices, reducing costs and energy consumption, and accommodating IoT multiprotocol connectivity needs — particularly the growth of Zigbee and Bluetooth devices that may need to share the network with Wi-Fi-based devices.

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a provider of secure, intelligent networks that enable customers to thrive and deliver amazing digital experiences in the mobile, IoT and cloud era.