Why it matters?
There is an important migration path if your organization is considering the implementation of 802.11ac. With this new wireless technology, the benefits are huge in terms of bandwidth and signal quality per user. However, these gains can only be realized if 802.11ac is properly implemented. It’s not as simple as just buying APs and lighting them up.
While 802.11ac can co-exist with older technologies, it can only deliver the promised gains if a careful migration strategy is put in place. Things like site surveys, antenna tuning, and channel selection are much more important than in previous WiFi deployments, and should not be overlooked if your organization is thinking of going the way of AC.