Wi-Fi has already established itself as the core technology infrastructure for many schools today, with the increasing dominance of smartphones and tablets inside and outside of the classroom. But wireless today has to be able to support the devices of tomorrow, as well as other consumer hardware that will appear in the future.
The ‘consumerisation of IT’, where we expect to use our own devices in both a personal and professional capacity, is moving into the education space, while new developments like wearable technologies and the Internet of things could be the next big thing. This all means one thing – the Wi-Fi has to be up to the job, to cope with the number of devices and the type of devices used.
More and more schools like Great Torrington School in Devon, one of the first in the UK, are deploying Wi-Fi based on the very latest 802.11ac wireless standard to help deliver faster speeds and support 1:1 learning environments.
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