WiFi 6 – or 802.11ax – is the latest and the best wireless networking standard and its arrival means that users won’t need to be kept waiting for their devices to respond in higher density environments.
With WiFi 6 there is no contention, no waiting, no degradation in performance. This improvement – along with the much faster, multi-gigabit speeds that it delivers – make WiFi 6 a great technology for any organization that often has many users and devices connected simultaneously.
Expand capacity, maximize speed, minimize jitter
Who can benefit most from an upgrade to WiFi 6?
There are plenty of reasons why upgrading to WiFi 6 makes sense and for many organizations there will be immediate and very tangible benefits.
The newest modulation standard with each coding symbol containing more bytes of data than 256-QAM, resulting in a 25% data rate increase.
10 Gbps WiFi Capability
11ax dual-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) technology helps you overcome the limitations of single while maximizing each band’s merits. Used in combination with the 1024-QAM, it increases maximum physical (PHY) data transfer speeds to 10 Gbps.
When compared to the previous standard, 11ax offers MU-MIMO support both in the downlink and the uplink direction, allowing client data transmissions to be simultaneously received by the AP.
The OFDMA feature allows the AP to assign different parts of the spectrum to different users, improving traffic coordination and rational spectrum usage.
Resource Unit Scheduling
Rationalizing transmission channel usage by allocating and scheduling the resource units allows transmission channels to be reused.
BSS reduces interference between same-channel APs by adding channel color information, increasing network capacity and stability.
Target Wake-up Time
The AP coordinates transmission times from different sources, allowing devices to sleep during the non-transmission periods since there is no need to be awake and monitor beacons sent by the AP.