WiFi 6 is simply the industry certification of the IEEE 802.11ax protocol, in other words, WiFi 6 is the marketing name given to the technology by the WiFi alliance. Existing WiFi technology (802.11ac and before) is considered WiFi 5 technology, although that name never knows it. One of the significant differences between WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 is that wireless frequencies on which they can operate, the 802.11ax protocol can take advantage of the 6GHz band.
It is estimated that IP traffic traversing WiFi networks will reach 1.2 Zettabytes by 2021, with 82% of it being IP video traffic. With a global embrace of IoT technology at the commercial and residential level, High-Density networks will become common. As technology evolves, the need for internet bandwidth increases and most of that traffic will be traversing WiFi networks.
The benefits of WiFi 6 technology go beyond speed; a theoretical 11Gbps data rate sounds incredible, but 802.11 ax improvements offer more than speed. High levels of WiFi network performance are possible by Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO), meaning the AP can send and receive concurrently from multiple stations, the use of the 6GHz frequency band channel up 160MHz width, and improved power efficiency.
The networking field leaders are currently manufacturing WiFi 6 enabled access points and switches to handle the traffic. We are WiFi experts deploying WiFi 6 solutions from major vendors, including Cisco Meraki, Cisco, Cambium, Rukus, Aruba, and Extreme Networks. Each company has its unique edge over the other regarding interoperability, seamless deployment, administration, and cost, but the underlying 802.11ax technology upon which they’ve built is the same.
WiFi 6 solutions are ideal for High-Density environments such as conferences, stadiums, public venues, lecture halls, etc. Although complete corporate adoption takes time, the industry estimates the technology will be embraced by introducing more WiFi 6 enabled client devices. Apple laptops already come with WiFi-6 compatible wireless cards, IoT technology already takes advantage of the technology’s power setting improvements, and companies creating VR and AR devices and content are creating technology that relies on WiFi 6. With that being said, the following industries will be a benefit from WiFi 6: Schools and Universities, Stadiums, Concerts, Conferences, Airports, Hotels, Shopping Malls, City open WiFi deployments
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