WiFi 6 comes at a top speed of 9.6Gbps , 2-3 times faster than WiFi 5. But the real advantage lies in it’s ability to service more device requests simultaneously which prevents slowing down your entire network when more devices are added.
We live in a world of high information creation and consumption whether it’s at home, on the road or at office. This ever-increasing information transmission back and forth between end users and networks puts great pressure on technology infrastructure that supports it. Even at office it’s very rare that a user actually connect their computer or other device to a network using a cable with a default expectation of connecting via WiFi. Hence the heavy reliance on WiFi to provide a resilient, secure, high performance network connectivity. Since 1997 WiFi had gone through phases of transformation with a key focus of enhanced performance to cater to users demanding throughput and speed. The latest iteration of this transformation give us the new 6th generation standard in WiFi technology – WiFi 6 also known as “AX WiFi” or “802.11ax WiFi”. With an increasing uptake since it’s launch late last year (2019), WiFi 6 is expected to be the dominant WiFi standard across the globe by 2021.
Technologies used in wifi 6 and benefits
With COVID-19 outbreaks and increased number of users working remotely it is evermore important to explore ways to run organisations effectively. Due to this added global disruption and associated complexity the upgrades would need to be managed diligently to ensure that the entire network right down to the last remote employee stays compliant and secure. As organisations simply cannot afford to have disruptions to its vital digital infrastructure to get through this challenging period to the “other side” unscathed.
With close to 20 years of hands on international technology infrastructure experience, Kasun heads our infrastructure practice. Some of his proudest moments had been rolling out large resilient networks to thousands of users. He’s passionate about cyber security and pride himself in providing cost-effective optimal infrastructure solutions to his customers.