Press Release: Aarhus, October 2, 2019 – For immediate release
With the acceleration of Wi-Fi technology evolution it is more important than ever to get new Wi-Fi products to market fast – while ensuring that performance and quality complies to the highest standards. Wi-Fi NOW is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with the world’s leading test, assurance, analytics, and security solutions provider Spirent Communications. Spirent will be our official test partner to help advance industry adoption of the latest technologies such as Wi-Fi 6.
“There can be no question that we’re on the brink of a new age in high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity with the new Wi-Fi 6 standard on the verge of a mass-market breakthrough. Right now, it’s imperative that we work together and cooperate industry-wide to make sure Wi-Fi 6 lives up to its promise of performance and quality. To that end, we’re excited to announce Spirent as our new official test partner,” says Claus Hetting, CEO & Chairman of Wi-Fi NOW.
As a part of the cooperation agreement, Spirent will be playing an important role at upcoming Wi-Fi NOW events starting in London (November 2019). Spirent and Wi-Fi NOW will also be working together to disseminate business-critical information on Wi-Fi testing to the global Wi-Fi industry. We will feature Spirent’s industry-leading methodologies and best practices of Wi-Fi testing in our news service as well as via webinars, thought-leadership interviews, articles and more.
“We’re more than delighted to be partnering with Wi-Fi NOW for our event and media work. It gives us an opportunity to connect with Wi-Fi industry players at scale and engage with partners in new and even more productive ways. We want to make sure that we serve the Wi-Fi industry in the best way possible with our solutions and not least with the right knowledge and advice on how to get quality Wi-Fi products to market quickly and efficiently,” says Abu Islam, Director of Business Development at Spirent Communications.
According to analysts from International Data Corporation (IDC), the commercialisation of the new Wi-Fi standard, Wi-Fi 6, is entering a phase of steep growth and is expected to reach more than 4.5 billion unit shipments by 2023. New Wi-Fi 6 capable equipment will include anything from consumer-grade, home Wi-Fi routers to high-end enterprise-grade access points and of course smartphones, laptops, and tablets as well as a long list of IoT-type devices for home, enterprise, and industry.
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT) offers test, measurement, analytics, and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and networks. The company provides products, services and information for high-speed Ethernet, positioning and mobile network infrastructure markets, with expanding focus on service assurance, cybersecurity and 5G.
Spirent is accelerating the transition of connected devices, network equipment and applications from development labs to the operational network, as it continues to innovate toward fully-automated testing and autonomous service assurance solutions. For more information, please visit www.spirent.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About Wi-Fi NOW
Wi-Fi NOW is the world’s only media and advisory organisation dedicated to promoting the global Wi-Fi industry. Read more about Wi-Fi NOW services, mission, and goal here.