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Preparing a customer's network for VoWLAN

Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) presents both opportunities and challenges for VARs. Learn how to avoid potential pitfalls and deploy a winning solution for your customers.

VARs are seizing the opportunity to provide voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) for their customers. But there are also challenges for resellers because customers expect nothing less than the same quality and security provided by their existing wired network. In this step-by-step guide, learn the steps necessary for a successful VoWLAN deployment.

It is worth upfront time and effort to prepare for a voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) deployment. Otherwise, if your VoWLAN implementation doesn't deliver the call quality your users have come to expect, it will be judged a failure.

Based on their experience with the wired network, users' expectations are very high: calls without excessive noise, momentary dropouts or disconnects in mid-call.

Planning a successful VoWLAN deployment involves three main elements:

  1. Analysis of the radio frequency environment.
  2. Review of network security.
  3. Investigation of the wireless vendor's voice experience and product features.

About the author
David B. Jacobs has more than 20 years of networking industry experience. He has managed leading-edge software development projects and consulted to Fortune 500 companies as well as software startups.

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