HPE Aruba Networking is a major 802.11 innovator and exerts a significant influence on the development of the industry. Recent firsts include being the earliest to release an enterprise-grade Wi-Fi 6E AP, namely the 630 series of campus APs that hit the market in May 2021. A notable example of the company leading the industry was the central role it played in developing standard power 6 GHz. HPE Aruba Networking was one of the major driving forces advocating for unlicensed access to the band globally and developed an early AFC system prototype in partnership with Federated Wireless, which was demonstrated to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) back in 2019. Its Wi-Fi 6E AP-655 was also used for the industry’s first demonstration of standard power 6 GHz transmissions using an AFC system in 2022.
ABI Research named HPE Aruba a Leader in WLAN for Campus Area Networks. HPE Aruba Networking scored highly in innovation due to its leading role in developing many industry innovations, recently including the convergence between WLAN and 5G in private networks, Standard Power 6 GHz, and indoor location-based services. The company also demonstrates industry leadership in the domains of network automation, AIOps, security, and Network-as-a-Service (NaaS).
HPE Aruba is a Top Innovator for WLAN for Campus Area Networks. HPE Aruba Networking has developed an extensive WLAN AP portfolio with options for virtually all campus environments into which it incorporates a range of proprietary technologies for improving performance in campus, such as AirMatch and Open Locate. The hardware is backed up by the advanced HPE Aruba Networking Central network management platform, and the Aruba Edge Services Platform (ESP), an industry-leading, AI-powered, and cloud-native platform built on AIOps, zero-trust network security, and a unified campus branch infrastructure.
ABI Research recognized HPE Aruba as a Top Implementer for WLAN for Campus Area Networks. The company’s strengths in this domain include a diverse array of solutions for virtually all campus verticals, an industry-leading network management platform, and one of the most comprehensive NaaS offerings in the industry. The company’s success is demonstrated by its large market share of 18.9% in 4Q 2022, and it maintains the largest market share for Wi-Fi 6E enterprise APs. HPE Aruba Networking stands out as having one of the most successful NaaS rollouts in the industry.