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Centralized/Infrastructure Spectral Assurance: Evaluating Total Cost of Ownership

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Executive Summary

There is no doubt in the mind, based on years of experience in planning, installing, and troubleshooting wireless LAN installations, that spectral assurance is a required element in any enterprise-class installation. The potential costs associated with a lack of visibility into Layer 1 and resulting from a failure here can be enormous. And, similarly, there is little doubt, based on the cost analysis above as well as the other benefits one noted (particularly global, continuous monitoring), that the centralized/infrastructure model is the preferred strategy. The conversion of OpEx into CapEx and the improved reliability and performance should easily result in a positive return on investment in a relatively short timeframe.

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