WiFi 6.0 will become a reality in 2019, a novelty that will mean a qualitative and quantitative leap for all Internet users in the world. Broadly speaking, the new version of fixed wireless broadband will be more efficient, faster, robust, powerful and agile than anything known to date.
Among the great advantages is the ability of the new technology to respond with solvency in high demand environments, with less risk of saturation and higher quality in terms of speed increase and reduction of latency (response time). In this way, those responsible for the new standard trust that users do not perceive losses in services in spaces with a high concentration of people and connected objects.
In addition, the peaks of speeds will reach 5 Gbps thanks to the use of the frequency bands of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. With this transit it would be possible to download a two-hour movie in HD (around 4 GB) in just five seconds, in the case that the optical fiber connected to the router reaches the aforementioned 5 Gbps. Broadly speaking, WiFi 6.0 will be prepared to reach speeds of up to 10 times higher than those of WiFi 5.0. Among other applications, the new standard will allow to enjoy 8K movies when domestic connections allow it. In that case, the plug will not be produced in the WiFi but at the speeds offered by the access providers.
Those responsible for the prodigy assume that electronic devices require priority WiFi connections to access the network. This means that the teams have to keep their antennas permanently lit with the energetic consumption that represents. Given this situation, the new technology will prolong the life of the batteries.
It has taken almost two decades for the Wi-Fi certification authorities to realize the convenience of changing the surname to the current denomination of the most popular wireless network in the world. As of 2019, the latest version of WiFi will be 6.0, which will correspond to the 802.11 ax nomenclature. Version 5.0 will be the same as the 802.11ac technical designation, but much easier for users and industry to remember. And the same will apply with WiFi 4.0 (802.11n).
“WiFi technology has evolved and improved in the last 21 years – from just a few megabits at various Gigabit speeds – but this information is not currently provided.With WiFi 6, consumers can easily identify the level of Wi-Fi provided and demand services higher, “explains Perry Correll, director of Aerohive Networks.
Little by little, device manufacturers should apply to renew their antennas and proudly wear the icon that accredits the WiFi 6.0 certification. The signatures of routers will have the opportunity to change the park, while telecommunications operators will have new reasons to increase the speed and capacity of their fixed networks. As with any new step to the technological front, the compatibility of the most advanced versions will be full with WiFi 5.0 or WiFi 4.0, although these teams enjoy the potential benefits of WiFi 6.0.