Huawei was recently positioned by Gartner in its 'Visionaries' quadrant in the '2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure', the first time that Huawei has entered that space since 2012 when Huawei was included into Gartner evaluation.
This could well be in part because Huawei has released a series of diverse products and solutions in the wired and wireless LAN access domain recently.
For example, Huawei has launched the industry’s first 802.11ac Wave 2 indoor AP with high-density smart antennas, along with the industry’s first fixed agile switch that supports iPCA and wired and wireless convergence. The company also recently launched its Agile Distributed Wi-Fi Solution and Cloud Managed Network Solution, along with other innovative solutions.
Huawei’s Agile Distributed Wi-Fi Solution uses an innovative “AC + central AP + RU” architecture, solving the problems of weak indoor signals and low performance in hotel rooms, dormitories, hospitals, etc.
Huawei’s Cloud Managed Network Solution uses cloud technology to achieve service rollout in minutes, and implements full-lifecycle network management covering campus network planning, deployment, and operations and maintenance (O&M). This solution not only serves small to mid-sized campuses, but can also be adapted to mid to large-sized campuses.
The cloud management platform, applied in the solution, is based on a leasable and sellable business model, where users can choose Huawei’s or a managed service provider’s (MSP) services, or can also build their own industrial-grade cloud management platforms if they wish.
According to the Gartner report, “A vendor in the Visionaries quadrant demonstrates an ability to increase features in its offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary will have innovated in one or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the enterprise (for example, convergence, security, management or operational efficiency). The ability to apply differentiating functionality across the entire access layer will affect its position.”
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