Today’s workforce has relied on Wi-Fi more than ever before and this need for connectivity is highlighting how strained technology is.
A recent report from the Wi-Fi Alliance anticipates that Wi-F networks will need more spectrum in order to meet increased traffic demands.
That is where Wi-Fi 6 will play a significant role. Similar to how 5G will usher in a new wave of cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi 6 will allow for the fastest network connection that companies have seen.
“Wi-Fi 6 is simply the latest generation of WiFi technology, that improves the whole network speed for all connected devices, instead of just boosting the speed for individual devices,” said Vasudevan Venkatakrishnan, business development director for CommScope Asia Pacific.
However, the details of Wi-Fi 6 are still mostly unknown. What is known is that it will have the capacity to speed up a network by four times.
A survey from the Wireless Broadband Alliance found that 90% of respondents will implement Wi-Fi 6, with 66% stating they would do so before the end of the year.
At the moment, the biggest challenges companies are facing are network performance, security and coverage areas.