Wi-Fi 6 Is Here: What It Means for Connectivity

This article is based on a story originally published in It Is Innovation (i3) magazine, published by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®.

Overview Many devices rely on Wi-Fi connectivity, creating the need for a fast and secure wireless service that provides uninterrupted experiences for users. There also is a growing requirement to support 4K/8K video, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) and IoT apps.

Enter Wi-Fi 6. The latest upgrade in Wi-Fi brings multi-gigabit speeds four times as fast as previous versions, and performs well in dense environments including stadiums, concert halls and other public venues.


Key Benefits of Wi-Fi 6

Here are a some of the key benefits of Wi-Fi 6.

  • Higher speed. Most Wi-Fi 6 routers deliver up to four times better performance than Wi-Fi
    5 devices.

  • Greater range. Wi-Fi 6 will extend the range of connectivity to outside a home or office.

  • Fast response. Wi-Fi 6 reduces latency by 60 percent compared to Wi-Fi 5.

  • More data. Wi-Fi 6 enables access points to handle more devices simultaneously.

  • Enhanced battery life. Wi-Fi 6 devices can spend more time in sleep mode, significantly improving battery life.

On a faster rollout plan than 5G, Wi-Fi 6 migration is taking place in phases, and Samsung has already introduced the world’s first smartphone platform operating on the Wi-Fi 6 standard.

Learn more about the capabilities of Wi-Fi 6, the planned rollout and what companies are already in this space in Wi-Fi 6: Next-Gen Connectivity" in i3 magazine.

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