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How different are the pricing and costs of Aruba Wireless and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN?


I'm researching the pricing and costs of these two products: Aruba Wireless and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN

Can anyone help me to understand what is the cost difference between the two of them (while assuming we compare very similar product specs)?

Thanks a lot!

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IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
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Top 5
Aug 17, 2021

Pricing is different based on region; it depends on Aruba's and Cisco's strategy in the region. You must contact the respective partners to get an accurate price for comparison.

That being said, in MENA where I live, as of a few months ago (21H1), Aruba pricing was cheaper than Cisco.

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Aruba licensing for the AP's is much cheaper compared to Meraki. 

You can get a 1/3/5-year cloud license per AP.  

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