EA-STD-028 Wireless Network

Architectural Classification

Technology \ Networks

Standard Specification

A wireless network is used to extend network coverage beyond the limitations imposed by traditional wired network installations.  The installation of a suitable wireless network provision can be used to enhance user connectivity in all spaces campus wide and beyond.  They may also be used to allow temporary solutions for high profile events taking place on or around campus.

 

Baseline (Today) Emerging (To track)
Technology

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac

 

Suppliers

  • Cisco Systems
  • Cisco Meraki
  • Aruba
  • 802.11ad/af/ah/ai/aj/aq/ax
  • Future Standards
  • 3G/4G Backhaul (Data services provided by cell phone carriers routed across network infrastructure)
Tactical (0-3 years) Strategic (3-6 years)
Technology

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac
  • 3G/4G Backhaul
Technology

  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac
  • 3G/4G Backhaul

 

Retirement (to be removed) Containment (No new development)
Technology

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g

 

Author: Craig Douglas Date: 24/10/2014 Version: 1.0
Document Security Level: PUBLIC 
Document Approvals: Technical Architecture Group

Enterprise Architecture Practice

Enterprise Architecture Board

IT Director

02/06/2014

June 2014

23/07/2014

23/10/2014

Review Date: October 2015

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