6 GHz Wi-Fi to Aid with the Pressure Associated with the Increase in Home-Based Workers Caused by COVID-19

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By Stephanie Tomsett | 3Q 2020 | IN-5916

 

What Is 6 GHz Wi-Fi?

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Wi-Fi has regularly seen updates, ensuring that the connectivity provided is optimal, with the highest possible speeds and the lowest possible latency. With the growing demands being placed on Wi-Fi networks, there is an increase in congestion, performance limitations, and poor quality of service, with increased use of high-resolution music and video streaming, video calling, updates, downloads, social networking, data-heavy Internet usage, and online gaming.

The planned release of the 6 Gigahertz (GHz) band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use in Wi-Fi 6E devices will aid here, offering use from 5925 Megahertz (MHz) to 7125 MHz, enabling 14 additional 80 MHz channels and 7 additional 160 MHz channels. 6 GHz Wi-Fi will provide higher throughput, more capacity, greater reliability, lower latency, and improved service, solving many Wi-Fi challenges. Legacy, non-Wi-Fi 6 devices will be unable to use the new spectrum, ensuring that the band remains clear for longer. High-...

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