The future of Wi-Fi is here - What is 802.11AX (Wi-Fi 6)?
The demand for wireless access from users has shifted from a nice to have to a necessity. Due to this, network performance has become a business-critical requirement. Both workers and consumers have come to expect a reliable Wi-Fi connection – the absence of which can influence their decision to enter an establishment or to leave.
In order to attract and retain customers and employees, companies need to offer reliable Wi-Fi and an amazing experience, or risk losing business. And, to accommodate the growing number of mobile and IoT devices, improvements to the efficiency of a wireless network – and how it handles congestion and ever-increasing capacity demands has become a key factor of success.
What is 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)?
Designed to address connectivity issues for high density networks, the new 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) standard improves the performance of the entire network. New features allow multiple clients to transmit simultaneously, increasing network capacity by up to 4 times compared to 802.11ac.
How does 802.11ax work?
With 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), multiple access points in a dense environment can transmit to multiple devices using Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) technologies and BSS coloring.