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Is 11ac Right for Your Network?

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AirTight Networks and AirTight Senior Technical Engineer, Robert Ferruolo, will be addressing how 802.11ac will shape your thought process for network planning. Robert will address the implications of …

AirTight Networks and AirTight Senior Technical Engineer, Robert Ferruolo, will be addressing how 802.11ac will shape your thought process for network planning. Robert will address the implications of 802.11ac on network design methodology. He will also map 802.11ac to use cases of your business and give a glimpse into our new access point calculator/estimator.

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  • 1. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Is 802.11ac Right For Your Network? MatthewSMullin RAFerruolo Blog.airtightnetworks.com@MatthewSMullin @RAFerruolo
  • 2. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Agenda • Throughput and Client Density: 11n vs. 11ac • Use Case #1: Retail – Big Box Electronics • Use Case #2: Hospitality – Conference Room • Use Case #3: Education – Classroom • 11ac Performance ROI • The Giveaway 2
  • 3. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 3 Use Case (5 GHz) 11n (40 MHz) 11ac Wave 1 (40 MHz) 11ac Wave 1 (80 MHz) Single Radio Throughput (5 GHz only) 96 Mbps* (11n 2x2 clients) 128 Mbps* (11ac 2x2 clients) 277 Mbps* (11ac 2x2 clients) Multi AP Throughput w/o DFS (Single interference zone, US) 384 Gbps* (11n 2x2 clients, 4 APs/channels) 512 Gbps* (11ac 2x2 clients, 4 APs/channels) 555 Gbps* (11ac 2x2 clients, 2 APs/channels) Multi AP Throughput w/ DFS (Single interference zone, US) 1.2 Gbps* (11n 2x2 clients, 12 APs/channels) 1.5 Gbps* (11ac 2x2 clients, 12 APs/channels) 1.7 Gbps* (11ac 2x2 clients, 6 APs/channels) Max Client Density (4 APs, 3 Mbps SLA) 128 Clients* (11n 2x2 clients) 144 Clients** (11ac 2x2 clients) 232 Clients*** (11ac 2x2 clients) Video Streaming (1 AP, 3 Mbps video) 16 Tablets* (11n 1x1 tablets) 36 Tablets** (11ac 2x2 tablets) 58 Tablets*** (11ac 2x2 tablets) Throughput and Client Density: 11n vs. 11ac *Estimated moderate density (16 - 30 clients active simultaneously) aggregate throughput capacity = 32 % max data rate **Estimated high density (31 - 45 clients active simultaneously) aggregate throughput capacity = 27 % max data rate ***Estimated very high density (46 - 60 clients active simultaneously) aggregate throughput capacity = 20 % max data rate
  • 4. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #1: Retail – Environment Large Electronics Retailer • Approximately 20,000 square feet / 1,858 square meters • 1 single interference zone • DFS channels are available 4
  • 5. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #1: Retail – Requirements Large Electronics Retailer • WLAN services for customers, staff, HD security cameras and showroom floor demo devices (e.g. tablets, smart phones, smart projectors, smart televisions, smart appliances etc.) • 10 Mbps SLA for guests, staff, demo devices and HD security cameras • HD video content locally hosted (for demo purposes) 5
  • 6. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #1: Retail - Clients 6 Customers Staff Demo Devices HD Security Cameras
  • 7. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #1: Retail - Applications 7 Customers Staff Demo Devices HD Security Cameras
  • 8. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #1: Retail – AP Estimator 8 AP Estimator *For estimation purposes only. Does not factor in client performance issues, ambient interference (WiFi and/or Non-WiFi), per application throughput and latency requirements, etc. WLAN 11n/1ss 40MHz 11n/2ss 40MHz 11n/3ss 40MHz 11ac/1ss 80MHz 11ac/2ss 80MHz 11ac/3ss 80MHz Total/Avg Radio % Required APs* Required Max Clients Customer Clients 10 10 20 Staff Clients 10 10 Demo Clients 10 5 5 10 5 5 40 Security Clients 5 5 Total Clients 25 5 5 20 15 5 75 MDR (Max Data Rate) - Mbps 150 300 450 433 867 1300 583 Aggregate MDR - Gbps 3750 1500 2250 8660 13005 6500 35665 Average MDR - Mbps 476 Estimated single client throughput = 60 % of MDR 285 Estimated low density (2 - 15 clients) aggregate throughput = 35 % of MDR 166 4.5 5 75 Estimated moderate density (16 - 30 clients) aggregate throughput = 32 % of MDR 152 4.9 5 150 Estimated high density (31 - 45 clients) aggregate throughput = 27 % of MDR 128 5.8 6 270 Estimated very high density (46 - 60 clients) aggregate throughput = 20 % of MDR 95 7.9 8 480 SLA - Mbps 10 Aggregate Throughput Required - Mbps 750
  • 9. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #1: Retail – Solution 9 AirTight Management Console in the Cloud 5 Units 11ac AP
  • 10. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #2: Hospitality – Environment Hotel Conference Room • Conference room approximately 10,000 square feet / 929 square meters • 1 single interference zone • DFS channels are available 10
  • 11. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #2: Hospitality – Requirements Hotel Conference Room • WLAN services for guests, staff, HD security cameras and A/V devices (e.g. projectors, digital signs, etc.) • 3 Mbps SLA for guests, staff, A/V devices and HD security cameras 11
  • 12. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #2: Hospitality - Clients 12 Guests Staff A/V DevicesHD Security Cameras
  • 13. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #2: Hospitality - Applications 13 Guests Staff Hotel A/V HD Security Cameras
  • 14. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #2: Hospitality – AP Estimator 14 AP Estimator WLAN 11n/1ss 40MHz 11n/2ss 40MHz 11n/3ss 40MHz 11ac/1ss 80MHz 11ac/2ss 80MHz 11ac/3ss 80MHz Total/Avg Radio % Required APs* Required Max Clients Guest Clients 30 20 10 20 15 5 100 Staff Clients 3 3 A/V Clients 4 4 Security Clients 3 3 Total Clients 37 20 10 20 18 5 110 MDR (Max Data Rate) - Mbps 150 300 450 433 867 1300 583 Aggregate MDR - Gbps 5550 6000 4500 8660 15606 6500 46816 Average MDR - Mbps 426 Estimated single client throughput = 60 % of MDR 255 Estimated low density (2 - 15 clients) aggregate throughput = 35 % of MDR 149 2.2 3 45 Estimated moderate density (16 - 30 clients) aggregate throughput = 32 % of MDR 136 2.4 3 90 Estimated high density (31 - 45 clients) aggregate throughput = 27 % of MDR 115 2.9 3 135 Estimated very high density (46 - 60 clients) aggregate throughput = 20 % of MDR 85 3.9 4 240 SLA - Mbps 3 Aggregate Throughput Required - Mbps 330 *For estimation purposes only. Does not factor in client performance issues, ambient interference (WiFi and/or Non-WiFi), per application throughput and latency requirements, etc.
  • 15. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #2: Hospitality – Solution 15 AirTight Management Console in the Cloud 3 Units 11ac AP
  • 16. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #3: Education – Environment Elementary School Classroom • Approximately 1,000 square feet / 92 square meters • 1 single interference zone • DFS channels are available 16
  • 17. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #3: Education – Requirements High School Classroom • WLAN services for students, staff, HD security cameras and A/V devices (e.g. projectors, Apple TVs, printers, etc.) • 5 Mbps SLA for guests, staff, A/V devices and HD security cameras • Some HD video content locally hosted for instruction purposes 17
  • 18. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #3: Education - Clients 18 Students A/V Devices HD Security Cameras Faculty
  • 19. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #3: Education - Applications 19 Students A/V Devices HD Security CamerasFaculty
  • 20. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #3: Education – AP Estimator 20 AP Estimator WLAN 11n/1ss 40MHz 11n/2ss 40MHz 11n/3ss 40MHz 11ac/1ss 80MHz 11ac/2ss 80MHz 11ac/3ss 80MHz Total/Avg Radio % Required APs* Required Max Clients Student Clients 30 30 Faculty Clients 1 1 2 A/V Clients 2 2 Security Clients 1 1 Total Clients 4 1 0 0 30 0 35 MDR (Max Data Rate) - Mbps 150 300 450 433 867 1300 583 Aggregate MDR - Gbps 600 300 0 0 26010 0 26910 Average MDR - Mbps 769 Estimated single client throughput = 60 % of MDR 461 Estimated low density (2 - 15 clients) aggregate throughput = 35 % of MDR 269 0.7 1 15 Estimated moderate density (16 - 30 clients) aggregate throughput = 32 % of MDR 246 0.7 1 30 Estimated high density (31 - 45 clients) aggregate throughput = 27 % of MDR 208 0.8 1 45 Estimated very high density (46 - 60 clients) aggregate throughput = 20 % of MDR 154 1.1 2 120 SLA - Mbps 5 Aggregate Throughput Required - Mbps 175 *For estimation purposes only. Does not factor in client performance issues, ambient interference (WiFi and/or Non-WiFi), per application throughput and latency requirements, etc.
  • 21. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Case #3: Classroom – Solution 21 AirTight Management Console in the Cloud 1 Unit 11ac AP
  • 22. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 22 Use Case Considerations 11ac Gains K-12/1-for-1 environment Just refreshed client base to 11n clients Low (near term) K-12/1-for-1 environment Just refreshed client base to 11ac clients High Quick Service Restaurant 10 Mbps internet link Low Box/Electronic Store Fair number of 11ac demo devices High Hotel Conference Room Higher ratio of 11n to 11ac clients Medium University Lecture Hall High percentage of 11ac Macbooks High Carpeted Enterprise Office Need to support Microsoft Lync High Hospital Need to support Vo-Fi handsets High 11ac Performance ROI
  • 23. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. C-75 Trade-Up Program 23 Upgrade Your Wireless Network to 11ac Today! Reduce the cost of your wireless network upgrade to 802.11ac with our competitive trade-up promotion. • Up to 50% off our industry leading 3x3x3 11ac products • Up to 50% compared to AirTight 11n product • Limited time only promotion that ends Oct 31st, 2014... For more info email ask@airtightnetworks.com #11acTradeUp
  • 24. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Additional Resources www.airtightnetworks.com/11ac 802.11ac Data Sheets For C-75 and C-75-E Access Points 802.11ac White Paper Essential Considerations 802.11ac Migration Qualifying and Planning Questions 24
  • 25. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Session 1: Intro to 11ac Session 2: 11ac Feature Deep Dive Session 3: Is 11ac Right for Your Network? Session 4: 11ac Deployment Best Practices Session 5: 11ac Channel Capacity Planning Session 6: 11ac Network Optimization 11ac Webinar Series 25
  • 26. © 2014 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Thank You! Send inquiries to Ask@airtightnetworks.com Next webinar: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 8am & 6pm Pacific. “802.11ac Deployment Best Practices.” @RAFerruolo & @MatthewSMullin 26 @AirTight AirTight NetworksBlog.airtightnetworks.com

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