The world now officially has a new generation of Wi-Fi, also known as IEEE 802.11ax, but with a more adapted name of Wi-Fi 6. The technology has received all the necessary registrations and certifications. The new wireless format should actually be faster than the previous version and support several times the bandwidth of a single user who is in a crowded place.
To improve the technical parameters of 802.11ax, it has undergone many changes and introduced a number of technologies derived from the mobile communications industry, which are characterized by improved connection efficiency and increased bandwidth. The last one in the rapidly developing modern world is paid a lot of attention – according to some data, in three years in any house on the average there will be about 50 devices with access to Wi-Fi, for which a good network bandwidth will be especially actual.
Features of Wi-Fi 6
The new standard has received more than 50 updated options. These include an increase in bandwidth of up to 40% with simultaneous support for multiple streams, better efficiency with significant removal of the access point, and a wider range of multi-channels. In addition, WiFi file 6 is more productive under heavy network loads.
Among other features of the latest communication standard is support for MU-MIMO – with this technology, the router is better able to receive and send several signals at the same time. Also, MU-MIMO provides router operation at 160 MHz frequency. Also Wi-Fi 6 has a modern security protocol WPA3.
Certification and compatibility
The companies now have a Wi-Fi Certified 6 program, which was launched by the largest association of manufacturers of computer and wireless devices Wi-Fi Alliance. The start of the program allows companies to mention the compatibility of their gadgets with the latest communication standard. All participants of the program have the right to indicate that their products support the new generation of Wi-Fi, and buyers with the help of a special icon on the package will understand that the gadget is compatible with the standard IEEE 802.11ax.
Devices that support the new Wi-Fi are already available. In addition to a number of router models, the sixth generation networks are supported by representatives of premium smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and Apple iPhone 11. In addition, support for Wi-Fi 6 is expected in the not yet announced Google Pixel 4.