Wifi 6, also called 802.11ax, is the latest version of the wireless technology which enables computers to transmit data using radio signals. … This update to the wireless standard will support even faster Wi-Fi speeds and the ability to handle multiple simultaneous connections more efficiently.
While plenty of routers and clients are already available with chips using the 802.11ax certification, Wi-Fi 6 is just beginning its rollout. It will become part of the official IEEE specification in September 2020.
This vertical market consists of environments such as airports, convention centres, malls, industrial warehouse applications and more. In these venues, population density is quite high, and the expectation is that the BSS will need to support a high number of users.
The demand in these venues for bandwidth continues to increase, with the requirement for video and streaming applications driving this demand. Wi-Fi 6, with its modifications to the standard to improve the efficiency of the spectrum, will serve this vertical market well by allowing concurrent usage and supporting the continual increase for bandwidth per user.
As certain venues also see a rise in voice traffic (carrier offload) on the Wi-Fi networks, Wi-Fi 6’s ability to handle latency more efficiently will also prove beneficial to this vertical market.
The typical download speed in the US is just 72 Mbps, or less than 1 percent of the theoretical maximum speed. (theverge.com)
Digital Trends tested a Wi-Fi 6 laptop and router in late December, and found a more than 60% increase in speed . (digitaltrends.com)
Latest WiFi 6 technology helps deliver the fastest speeds to all your connected devices of today and tomorrow with 4X more capacity, and 100% backwards compatible. (netgear.com)