While 802.11ax has not yet had its official premiere, there are already various – and, unfortunately, often erroneous – assumptions and speculations among the interested parties. Thus, it is worthwhile to verify your current knowledge using a reliable source. Emre Kurtman presents a number of the most popular myths about what Wi-Fi 6 most certainly… is not. Be sure to join our session to learn more about the latest standard!
Wi-Fi 6: Is it official yet?
Wi-Fi 6 is now mature and ready to go. It is not yet available for users – the production and mass sales of devices with the latest 802.11ax module has not started yet. The standard should soon be approved by the IEEE. It is estimated that this will happen in 2019, and officially Wi-Fi 6 will be available for customers next year! However, on the commercial market, there is one product equipped with 802.11ax module – prepared for the official launch of the new standard smartphone Samsung Galaxy S10.
MU-MIMO in Wi-Fi 6
Wi-Fi 6 will be equipped with MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology. It is the successor of SU-MIMO (Single-User...), which enabled multiple input and output streams to communicate with one device at a time. MU-MIMO allows to do the same with multiple devices. It is worth knowing that the 802.11ax standard will operate at a higher frequency than its predecessors – 5 GHz. This is important news, because SU-MIMO supports both frequencies (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), while MU-MIMO will perform its function only for 5 GHz.
If you love modern technologies, watch the second part of the great webinar which continues our story about the latest Wi-Fi standard! Emre Kurtman has prepared material which enables you to learn more about IEEE 802.11ax, OFDMA and MU-MIMO technologies, Spatial reuse protocol, and the basics of Wi-Fi 6.