Nowadays, Wi-Fi deployments face several challenges that benefit from a collaborative industry effort to create a new level of efficiency, performance and reduced time-to-market. Given the inconsistencies in deployment methods and resulting differences in meeting end-user expectations, an industry-wide set of deployment guidelines will help ensure more a standardized approach in effectively deploying Wi-Fi networks, across industry verticals.
This project defines an industry standardized approach encompassing different deployments phases across different types of environments:
- Pre-installation guidelines
- Installation and testing
- Configuration and operation
Outcomes / Target Audience
The Wi-Fi Deployment Guideline Series help operators & technology players to make the best decisions when deploying their networks. The Guidelines and the Checklists cover a collection of baseline standards that encompass the lifecycle deployment phases including: Planning Guidelines, Site Survey, Radio Spectrum Analysis, Wi-Fi Network Implementation, and Configuration and Operation to targeted vertical market.
This umbrella forms the basis of the Wi-Fi Deployment Guidelines Series that the WBA will extend to key industry verticals and applications. The focus areas making up the series in 2018 include: In-Flight Connectivity, In-Home Wi-Fi, Enterprise Wi-Fi, Venue/Stadium Wi-Fi, City Wi-Fi, and Hospitality Wi-Fi.