Wifi 6 – High Efficiency Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation IEEE standard in Wi-Fi technology. Wi-Fi 6 also known as “Wi-Fi AX” or “Wi-Fi 802.11ax” is the successor of the current 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. It is also known as High-Efficiency Wi-Fi, for the overall improvements to Wi-Fi 6 clients in dense environments
Wi-Fi 6 standard builds on the strengths of Wi-Fi 5 (i.e., 802.11ac) while adding flexibility, scalability & efficiency that allows new and existing networks increased speed and capacity with next-generation applications. Wi-Fi 6 was originally developed in response to the increasing number of devices.
According to verified market research, the global market for Wi-Fi 6 chipsets should grow from $3.4 billion in 2021 to $9.1 billion by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.7% for the period 2021-2026.
How Is Wi-Fi 6 Different?
- Increased Capacity
Wi-fi 6 is ideal for Crowded Networks as it can provide up to 4x larger capacity and can handle more devices when compared to 802.11 ac. Wi-Fi 6 uses 8×8 uplink/downlink, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, and BSS Color. Wi-Fi 6 communicates in parallel with multiple devices, whereas existing Wi-Fi standards communicate with only one device at a time.
- Power Saving
Another feature of Wi-Fi 6 is it helps in reducing power consumption of the end devices. By better communication between your end devices and the router, Wi-fi 6 activate the wi-fi module of the end devices only when it needs to be awake. Thereby increasing the battery life of the devices as they don’t have to search for wireless signal all the time.