Networking 2012: Top ten news stories of the year

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BYOD forces WLAN evolution: unified wireless and gigabit Wi-Fi

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Bring your own device (BYOD) forced a rapid WLAN evolution to handle the onslaught of new devices and applications on the access network. Now enterprises are seeking management solutions that stretch across wired and wireless -- so much so that Gartner created a new Magic Quadrant this year on unified wireless and wired LAN vendors. Meanwhile, since the growth of BYOD devices on the network will place more load on wireless infrastructure, readers demanded to know more about the transition to 802.11ac wireless LAN (aka gigabit wireless) in 2013 and beyond.

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