Support 802.11ac Wave 2
Create better user experiences with 802.11ac Wave 2, and enjoy up to five-fold jump in wireless speeds up to 6.8 Gigabits. Catalyst Multigigabit technology delivers speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing cabling to catapult you to speeds that surpass anything available previously.
Category 5e cables inside buildings that connect switches to wireless access points are limited to just 1-Gigabit speeds. Cisco founded the NBASE-T Alliance in 2014 to make it possible to support up to 10 Gbps over installed Category 5e and 6 cables. Use NBASE-T to support 802.11ac Wave 2 today.
Power your solution
Multigigabit technology supports PoE, PoE+, and UPOE so you don’t need to install new electrical circuits to power your access points. Only Cisco provides 60 Watts UPOE to power downstream devices in a next-generation workspace, including IP phones, IPTVs, surveillance cameras, and virtual desktop clients.
As wireless speeds increase, don’t let your switches become a bottleneck. Prepare your access switches for 802.11ac Wave 2 with Catalyst Multigigabit Technology. It delivers speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing Category 5e/6 cables. The technology also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), PoE+, and Cisco Universal PoE (UPOE) so you don’t need to install new electrical circuits to power your access points.