As businesses continue to embrace cloud-first strategies, network infrastructure must evolve to meet changing demands. The latest trend is AI-driven networks supporting Wi-Fi 7. By leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, these networks offer significant advantages over traditional Wi-Fi infrastructure.

In this blog, we will explore the benefits of adopting a cloud-first strategy and the role that AI plays in network management. We’ll also delve into the value of cloud-based network assurance and how it improves overall network performance. Additionally, we’ll examine how AI and Wi-Fi 7 positively impact user experience by supporting low-latency applications and increasing capacity for high-density deployments. Finally, we’ll look ahead at what’s on the horizon for AI and Wi-Fi 7, including semi-autonomous network management and leading-edge performance enhancements. Join us as we explore the power of AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 networks and their potential to drive business success.

Cloud-first as a business strategy

Embracing a cloud-first model empowers businesses with increased agility and scalability, addressing evolving business needs. The transition allows enterprises to shift from a predominantly CapEx to OpEx model. Cloud-driven network management is experiencing double-digit growth rates, emphasizing the significant impact of this strategic shift. This is why we at RUCKUS Networks support the first Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi 7 access point on our RUCKUS One service assurance platform, including the advanced Wi-Fi 7 capabilities, coupled with innovations such as RUCKUS Beamflex, to deliver the best possible performance in highly challenging environments. The power of AI-driven network assurance for Wi-Fi 7 networks is evident in the RUCKUS R770 enterprise-class Wi-Fi 7 access point (AP), making it an essential tool for businesses implementing a cloud-first strategy.

Benefits of cloud-first

Cloud service-first empowers seamless data and app accessibility across devices, reducing on-premise infrastructure needs and costs. The approach optimizes network management, enhancing operational efficiency and scalability. It enables flexible integration of tech and workflow streamlining to adapt to evolving business demands. Embracing a cloud-first strategy fosters agility, cost-effectiveness, and future-ready network infrastructure.

What is network assurance, and how does it apply to Wi-Fi 7?

RUCKUS One delivers network assurance by way of its AI engine. AI’s potential is achieved through cloud-scale computing, optimizing network performance by autonomously detecting and resolving issues. AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 networks predict network traffic patterns and allocate resources efficiently. IT teams can remotely manage networks and troubleshoot problems in real-time with AI. Furthermore, AI enhances security by identifying and blocking potential threats, thus improving efficiency and reducing costs for businesses.

Improved network performance

By combining AI-driven cloud management and Wi-Fi 7, increased network performance is achieved. AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 networks optimize network traffic for high throughput and maximum capacity, while also predicting and preventing network downtime. The cloud approach enhances scalability and flexibility, improving user experience and overall productivity.

The value of cloud-based network assurance

Enhanced performance and efficiency are key benefits of AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 networks, while cloud-based network assurance powered by machine learning enables easy monitoring and management of network performance. Through the use of AI, network issues can be identified and resolved proactively, enhancing overall network security. This combination ensures businesses remain at a technological advantage, staying ahead in terms of capabilities and advancements. By incorporating machine learning into cloud-based network assurance, businesses can achieve even greater levels of reliability and predictability in their Wi-Fi networks, resulting in improved user service levels and a competitive edge.

AI-Driven RRM

AI-driven Radio Resource Management (RRM) optimizes Wi-Fi performance and enhances user experience. This sophisticated AI-based RRM delivers advanced network channel planning for the 2.4, 5, and 6GHz bands, utilizing real-time data for automated adjustments. The cloud-based RRM offers centralized control, reducing human error, and streamlining network maintenance to significantly improve Wi-Fi 7 network speeds, reliability, and coverage.

Incident identification & prioritization

AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 networks leverage advanced algorithms to swiftly identify and prioritize network incidents, including data traffic, in real-time. The cloud-based network assurance offers a comprehensive view for effective incident management, thereby preventing network downtime and enhancing user experience. By analyzing network data, AI can predict potential incidents and prioritize them based on their impact on critical network functions or user experience. This includes identifying and prioritizing data traffic, ensuring that critical network functions and user experience are not compromised.

Why is network health monitoring important?

AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 networks continuously monitor network health in real-time, facilitating faster issue identification and efficient troubleshooting. This ensures the maintenance of high SLAs and provides insights into utilization patterns for optimizing network performance. Moreover, the addition of Wi-Fi 7 emphasizes the importance of AI-driven network health monitoring, making it a crucial component in enhancing network infrastructure and customer experience.

Positive impact of AI & Wi-Fi 7 on user experience

Wi-Fi 7, enhanced by AI, ensures an optimized user experience through advanced features like Multi-link Operation, extra wide 320 MHz channel in the 6 GHz band and 4k QAM for exceptional client performance. Automatic AI driven channel and radio resources management across all Wi-Fi bands maintains consistent performance and reliability, reducing interference and maximizing signal quality. This managed network technology with Wi-Fi 7 delivers ultimate performance and reliability, setting a new standard for user experience. Through the application of AI, Wi-Fi 7 takes user experience to a new level, even in highly challenging environments.

Supporting low-latency Applications

Wi-Fi 7 networks excel in providing low latency for enhanced service quality, backed by AI-driven support for connection reliability. The advanced technology ensures increased Quality of Experience (QoE) levels, catering to streaming media applications and video conferencing. With AI integration, Wi-Fi 7 networks guarantee responsive network performance, setting a new standard for low-latency applications.

Increased capacity for high-density deployments

AI and Wi-Fi 7 networks provide enhanced bandwidth for high-density deployments, supporting massive social gaming and large public venue use cases. The advanced technology of Wi-Fi 7 networks addresses high-density use cases through increased channel utilization and more capacity. Additionally, AI-driven networks offer extended reality experiences in high-density deployments, ensuring exceptional user experiences in such environments.

Monitoring network performance

With AI-driven networks, gaining network visibility for efficient network operations is made possible. The addition of Wi-Fi 7 capabilities has significantly increased the importance of monitoring network performance. The use of AI in network management not only increases efficiencies but also lowers costs. Moreover, AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 networks offer network resiliency and service assurance, despite the increased complexity stemming from the enormous performance enhancements of Wi-Fi 7.

Looking Ahead: The Future of AI and Wi-Fi 7

The future of AI and Wi-Fi 7 is set to revolutionize network performance, promising exceptional user experiences. With low latency and the best possible performance, Wi-Fi 7 networks will facilitate the deployment of an entirely new class of advanced connected devices, including those that require extreme speeds. Furthermore, these networks will ensure network resilience and access point network assurance, providing a new level of service assurance in highly challenging environments. This is made possible by the advanced capabilities of AI-driven network assurance, which can continuously monitor and optimize Wi-Fi 7 networks for optimal performance and reliability. By leveraging AI technology, Wi-Fi 7 networks can achieve even greater speeds and capabilities, making them the ideal choice for the future of wireless connectivity.

Semi-autonomous network management

AI-driven network assurance alleviates the additional complexities introduced by Wi-Fi 7. AIOps mitigates the elevated management burden of Wi-Fi 7 networks, ultimately reducing costs and ensuring optimal network performance. By elevating network performance and reliability, AI-driven network assurance paves the way for semi-autonomous networks, offering efficient management and enhanced business intelligence.

Leading edge performance with Wi-Fi 7 and beyond

Continued integration of AI into Wi-Fi networks enhances performance and quality. Wi-Fi 7 offers higher capacity and improved performance in high-density environments. AI-driven networks enable intelligent traffic management and optimization. The future of Wi-Fi lies in AI-driven networks adapting to changing user and device needs, driving innovation and transforming communication.

AI takes Wi-Fi 7 to the next level

The power of AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 networks cannot be underestimated. With a cloud-first business strategy, businesses can experience numerous benefits such as improved network performance and enhanced network management through AI. The value of cloud-based network assurance cannot be overlooked, as it provides features like AI-driven RRM, incident identification, and prioritization, and network health monitoring. Additionally, AI and Wi-Fi 7 have a positive impact on user experience by supporting low-latency applications, increasing capacity for high-density deployments, and monitoring network performance. Looking ahead, the future of AI and Wi-Fi 7 holds even more promise with semi-autonomous network management and leading-edge performance. Make sure to stay ahead of the curve and leverage the power of AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 networks for your business’s success.