Schools throughout South Africa are proving to be a big market for wi-fi installations, a First Distribution account manager has confirmed.
That’s good news for First Distribution’s Networking and Security division – as a distributor of Ruckus Wireless, a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the mobile internet infrastructure market, the distributor is well-placed to deliver cutting edge wi-fi technology to schools around the country.
According to the Consortium of School Networks, who surveyed school IT leadership in 2016, its top finding was that broadband & network capacity are the top priority for school IT leaders.
Through First Distribution, schools have the option of installing a Ruckus network with its new 802.11ac Wave 2 technology and 40Gbps edge switches for rapid download speeds, and the capacity to support 1:1 digital learning.
802.11ac Wave 2 is the newest version of the newest Wi-Fi standard. It builds on first-generation 802.11ac technology by delivering faster data rates and the ability to communicate with four different clients simultaneously, instead of one at a time.
Since rolling out in 2015, 802.11ac Wave 2 has become the Wi-Fi technology of choice, seeing double-digit growth in its first two years after launch. With wireless speeds as fast or faster than wired networks, many businesses now use it as the primary way to connect to the LAN.
Ruckus got in early on the 802.11ac game, offering one of the leading Wave 2 access points and the industry’s first commercially available Wave 2 outdoor access point.
Today the company offers one of the largest Wave 2 portfolios on the market. By combining Wave 2 capacity with Ruckus’ technology breakthroughs in smart wi-fi intelligence and antenna design, it’s making the dream of super-fast 802.11ac a reality in thousands of schools worldwide.
First Distribution has rolled out Ruckus wireless systems in many South African schools nationwide. For more information on Ruckus’ leading-edge wi-fi technology, please contact your First Distribution account manager, or email firstname.lastname@example.org