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Huawei’s Agile Distributed Wi-Fi Solution May Cover Up To 48 Rooms

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Wireless terminal connections have increased manifold over the last several years, especially connections made indoors. Today’s access points (APs) struggle to provide reliable coverage to the staggering amount of wireless devices. Huawei Technologies' response is an Agile Distributed Wi-Fi solution, which is aimed at enterprises undergoing a massive increase in mobile connectivity (i.e., everyone).

AD9430DN-24 Central Access PointAD9430DN-24 Central Access PointTo address network range, reliability and performance issues, Huawei has developed this Agile Distributed Wi-Fi solution with a three-layer distributed architecture, which improves Wi-Fi signals provided by access points to multiple rooms. Traditional solutions are double-layered with an “AC + Fit AP” architecture, whereas Huawei splits Fit APs into Central APs and Remote Radio Units (RRUs), creating a triple-layered “AC + Central AP + Remote Radio Unit” architecture. This should prove especially vital in high traffic environments such as university libraries or hospitals.

Huawei’s solution consists of either the AD9430DN-12 or AD9430DN-24 Central Access Points, plus the R240D or R230D Remote Radio Units. The new AD9430DN-12/24 efficiently unify services, configurations, freeing up network performance and reducing management nodes. RRUs in separate rooms are connected via a wired connection to the Central AP. RRU performance is increased by focusing solely on user access and data forwarding, reducing overhead.

R240DR240DDue to the streamlined, three-layered architecture, increases in efficiency and performance are best illustrated by the coverage Huawei’s solution provides. RRU user capacity is up to 80 users from 32, whereas total bandwidth per user increases from 10 Mbps to 20 Mbps. A single AP may now cover up to 48 rooms (eg, 10,000 rooms can now be covered with as few as 200 nodes.)