Wi-Fi 6: The next big thing in wireless connectivity
Undoubtedly, Internet has transformed the way we do business, making data more accessible, creating connecting communities, boosting communication & collaboration, and allowing an inclusive and diverse marketplace, don’t you agree? And when it comes to a company – regardless of its size, complexity, or geographical location – connection to the Internet is vital with Wi-Fi being in the spotlight. But what happens when Wi-Fi is slow, even though the primary Internet connection is fast? In such cases, Wi-Fi 6 is the absolute solution. And we are sure that most of you have already heard about the new robust wireless networking standard: Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax.
But let’s see how it works! Imagine you are in a meeting room with many different networks – all trying to use the same set of channels – and many people sharing the same network with you. For sure, collisions and slowdowns are inevitable. So, companies need an ally to improve performance in crowded Wi-Fi areas that will also advance their hybrid work experience, delivering faster connections & faster data transfer speeds and providing improved power efficiency.
Wi-Fi 6 has it all, as its efficient data encoding offers higher throughput. More specifically, more data can be packed into the same radio waves. Since the chips that encode and decode these signals are more powerful, they can efficiently handle the “extra” work reducing the latency significantly. Wi-Fi 6 offers longer battery life for mobile devices and less bandwidth congestion, apart from faster performance. And it’s a fact, as when the access point is talking to a device, e.g., your laptop or smartphone, it can tell the device exactly when to put its Wi-Fi radio to sleep and exactly when to wake it up to receive the next transmission. This will conserve power, as the Wi-Fi radio can spend more time in sleep mode offering longer battery life.
Experiencing a time when the majority of the business world is in hybrid working mode and many businesses will continue this business model even when covid 19 leaves us, it goes without saying that companies have to upgrade their wireless infrastructure (routers, laptops, and other Wi-Fi devices) to get better speeds. Don’t you think it is high time to reap the benefits of uninterrupted access to applications, data, and services? Contact us to learn how!