Why itâ€™s Fierce: It used to be that businesses would slap a few wireless access points together to enable employees to access the Web and email. But those days are over. With applications like wireless VoIP deployed alongside high density data usage, the enterprise requires a scalable and reliable WiFi solution. Wireless VoIP is Meruâ€™s claim to fame, and itâ€™s positioned well to capitalize on the dual-mode cellular/WiFi device trend expected to hit the enterprise market.
Meru cut its teeth in the VoIP space through the worldâ€™s
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Meru is now gaining attention for its stance on 802.11n, the standard that boosts WiFiâ€™s throughput and range. Meru is offering an 802.11n solution to enterprises, despite the fact that the standard isnâ€™t finished. Many of the companyâ€™s competitors say such a move is too risky.
What to look for: Following in the footsteps of competitor Aruba Networks, whose stock has been trading near its IPO price, Meru is also expected to go the IPO route.