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Broadcom Switches Support Wave 2 Wi-Fi APsBroadcom Switches Support Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs

The 802.11ac Wave 2 access points that are on the way are too fast for enterprise IT networks. Broadcom's 2.5G switches will be able to handle Wave 2's faster data rates.

Brian Santo

November 23, 2015

2 Min Read
Broadcom Switches Support Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs

Broadcom has introduced a set of new Ethernet switch ICs to solve a problem that 802.11ac Wave 2 version poses for companies looking to upgrade their WiFi networks: Wave 2 is too fast for gigabit Ethernet networks.

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Brian Santo

Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading

Santo joined Light Reading on September 14, 2015, with a mission to turn the test & measurement and components sectors upside down and then see what falls out, photograph the debris and then write about it in a manner befitting his vast experience. That experience includes more than nine years at video and broadband industry publication CED, where he was editor-in-chief until May 2015. He previously worked as an analyst at SNL Kagan, as Technology Editor of Cable World and held various editorial roles at Electronic Engineering Times, IEEE Spectrum and Electronic News. Santo has also made and sold bedroom furniture, which is not directly relevant to his role at Light Reading but which has already earned him the nickname 'Cribmaster.'

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