We simply can’t get enough of Wi-Fi 6. To such extent, in fact, that Wi-Fi Alliance® is officially introducing Wi-Fi 6E – a new terminology to distinguish forthcoming Wi-Fi 6 devices capable of 6 GHz operation, an important portion of unlicensed spectrum that may soon be made available by regulators around the world. And Extreme is on board!
6 GHz will help address the growing need for Wi-Fi spectrum capacity to ensure Wi-Fi users continue to receive the same great user experience with their devices. Wi-Fi Alliance is introducing Wi-Fi 6E now to ensure the industry aligns on common terminology, allowing Wi-Fi users to identify devices that support 6 GHz operation as the spectrum becomes available.
Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance
Extreme is on board!
Brand new Wi-Fi spectrum in the 6 GHz range will more than double available Wi-Fi frequencies and have a profound effect on Wi-Fi enabled communications. This additional bandwidth not only enables higher Wi-Fi 6 performance with less congestion, but also delivers sufficient spectrum to effectively deploy 80 MHz or 160 MHz-wide channels, severely restricted at 5 GHz. 6 GHz finally and legitimately provides the higher data rates required to drive virtual and augmented reality forward, giving users and organizations the ability to develop a whole new world of use cases.
Perry Correll, Director of Product Management, Extreme Networks