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Wi-Fi Alliance details the ‘rapid adoption’ of Wi-Fi 6 and 6E

By 2025, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E are expected to surpass 80% market share The Wi-Fi Alliance certified the sixth generation of Wi-Fi in 2019, followed by the certification of Wi-Fi 6E in 2021. Since then, said the Alliance, there has been "rapid adoption,"...

Wi-Fi Certified 6 Release 2 adds new features to address growing demand

Wi-Fi Alliance CEO: 'Wi-Fi Certified 6 Release 2 furthers Wi-Fi’s evolution to address today’s market needs' In the fall of 2019, Wi-Fi Alliance released the Wi-Fi Certified 6 certification program, designed to ensure the best user experience based on the latest generation of Wi-Fi, IEEE...

What’s next for Wi-Fi, and should enterprises wait to upgrade?

IEEE plans to publish the WI-Fi 7 amendment sometime in 2024 According to Wi-Fi Alliance’s VP of Marketing Kevin Robinson, the Alliance is already working on the definition of Wi-Fi 7 (or 802.11be). While the majority of its features are not yet finalized, there are...

Editorial Report: The state of Wi-Fi 6/6E

Wi-Fi 6 offers a host of advanced features, such as OFDMA, MU-MIMO, target wake time, 1024 quadrature amplitude modulation mode and transmit beamforming. The Wi-Fi Alliance predicted that the certification of Wi-Fi 6 at the end of 2019 would mark a significant inflection point in...

How does Wi-Fi 6, 6E adoption compare to Wi-Fi 5?

It appears that how the adoption rate of Wi-Fi 6 compares to previous generations of Wi-Fi technology is a matter of perspective According to data published by research and advisory firm The Logistics IQ, by 2026, there will be more than 13 billion devices shipped...

‘The Wi-Fi portfolio is unmatched’: Wi-Fi Alliance on Wi-Fi Certified HaLow

Operating in the sub-1 GHz band, Wi-Fi HaLow sports long range and low power connectivity, and can provide reliable connectivity in challenging environments The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced the arrival of Wi-Fi Certified HaLow, designed for the certification of products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah technology, expanding...

Wi-Fi Alliance certifies HaLow for IoT applications

Operating in the sub-1 GHz band, Wi-Fi HaLow sports long range and low power, making it suitable for IoT environments The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced Wi-Fi Certified HaLow, designed for the certification of products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah technology, expanding Wi-Fi applications for the Internet of...

Plume Webinar: Realizing the power of WiFi 6

The Wi-Fi Alliance predicted that the certification of Wi-Fi 6 at the end of 2019 would mark a significant inflection point in adoption. Two years after the certification, what does adoption really look like and what benefits does the latest generation of WiFi technology...

Wi-Fi Alliance adds new, faster path to Wi-Fi Certified for vendors ‘in the middle’

There are now three ways for a product to become Wi-Fi Certified Wi-Fi Certified, the internationally recognized seal of approval for products indicating that they have met industry-agreed standards for interoperability, has been a foundational component to Wi-Fi global success, according to Kevin Robinson, SVP...

The global economic value of Wi-Fi will hit $5 trillion by 2025: Report

The Wi-Fi Alliance: 'The value of Wi-Fi will reach $3.3 trillion this year' The Wi-Fi Alliance published a recent report that 2021 will see the current annual global economic value of Wi-Fi will reach $3.3 trillion. The report further suggests that Wi-Fi value will climb...

Wi-Fi Vantage™ enhances the user experience in managed networks

The rapid growth of devices on Wi-Fi networks and increased consumer demand for always-on connectivity has required service providers to rethink their approach to delivering a great Wi-Fi user experience. Wi-Fi Alliance® created Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage™ to help managed network operators and IT managers...

With Wi-Fi Alliance’s certification, Wi-Fi 6E now promises interoperability, enhanced security

More than 338 million Wi-Fi 6E devices are expected to enter the market in 2021 One month ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized the first Wi-Fi device for use in the 6 GHz spectrum band (5.925–7.125 GHz), a low-power indoor transmitter from Broadcom. Now,...

Intel previews key Wi-Fi 7 features at Wireless Broadband Alliance event

Multi-link operation and deterministic low latency are two Wi-Fi 7 key features It’s only been a little over a year since the W-Fi Alliance released the Wi-Fi Certified 6 certification program, followed by Wi-Fi 6E not too long after, but excitement around Wi-Fi 7 is...

Wi-Fi Vantage adds Wi-Fi 6 support for ‘elevated’ user experience

Key Wi-Fi Vantage features include Passpoint, Wi-Fi Agile Multiband and Wi-Fi Optimized Connectivity Wi-Fi Alliance is upgrading its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage certification program to include advanced features for Wi-Fi 6 devices. Vantage is designed to make it easy to identify and select devices that provide...

Qualcomm excited about Wi-Fi 6E, has device silicon ready

Qualcomm has more than 70 Wi-Fi 6-enabled devices and more than 200 AP and gateway designs Last month, the FCC opened up the 6 GHz frequency band for use by Wi-Fi 6 technology, a decision that is receiving substantial industry praise. Qualcomm is no different,...

Wi-Fi Alliance expects more than 300 million Wi-Fi 6E devices in 2021

Wi-Fi Alliance exec: 'Think about what we can accomplish with what we’ve just been given with Wi-Fi 6E' Wi-Fi Alliance’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Kevin Robinson told RCR Wireless News that the Alliance is thrilled about the FCC’s decision to open 6 GHz for unlicensed...

What you need to know about Wi-Fi 6E (Reader Forum)

Throughout 2019, we heard a constant drumbeat about newer, faster, better wireless technologies. These included Wi-Fi 6, 5G, CBRS, LoRaWAN, and a plethora of IoT-focused technologies, all backed up with reams of documentation and test results demonstrating their value over their peers.  But in the...

Certification of Wi-Fi 6 marks an ‘inflection point’

With Wi-Fi Certified 6, the rate of adoption will accelerate substantially Wi-Fi Alliance has released the Wi-Fi Certified 6 certification program, designed to ensure the best user experience based on the latest generation of Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.11ax. Wi-Fi Alliance's VP of Marketing, Kevin Robinson told...

Mist Systems cautions vendors against rushing Wi-Fi 6 products

For enterprise users, Wi-Fi 6 is primarily a solution for client density, rather than network performance, says Mist Systems The widespread arrival of Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax, is just around the corner. Expected in Q3, the “Wi-Fi Alliance’s upcoming certification program is requiring vendors to ensure that...

Huawei says limited collaboration with industry bodies will not affect operations

  Huawei Technologies said that the recent decision by a number of standards and industry organizations to partially suspend collaboration with the company will not have an impact in Huawei’s daily operations. Huawei said in a statement that the suspension of technical collaboration between these entities...

The industry is picking sides as the FCC considers unlicensed use of 6 GHz band

AT&T and NAB against unlicensed use of 6 GHz; Qualcomm, Wi-Fi Alliance are for opening it up In October last year the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed a notice of proposed rulemaking that considers opening up the 6 GHz band to unlicensed use. And, as...

802.11ax rebranded as Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6 geared toward dense user environments The Wi-Fi Alliance this week introduced a new generational naming format that effectively rebrands iterations of the 802.11 standard. Wi-Fi 6 refers to the 802.11ax standard; Wi-Fi 5 designates 802.11ac; and Wi-Fi 4 equates to 802.11n. 802.11ax is supported...

Wi-Fi EasyMesh standard outlines self-organizing, multi-vendor networks

Arris claims first Wi-Fi EasyMesh product For consumers, Wi-Fi dead zones can be the cause of frustration and decreased productivity. To improve coverage, facilitated internet of things (IoT) implementations and create new band and equipment interoperability opportunities, the Wi-Fi Alliance has developed a new mesh...

The Wi-Fi roadmap: 802.11ax, WiGig and beyond

IEEE Wi-Fi roadmap calls for continued enhancements with ax, WiGig and ad variants of 802.11 standard While it's not the subject of the generational hype cycles that influence the cellular segment—3G to 4G to 5G—the Wi-Fi industry is steadily enhancing the capabilities of the ubiquitous...

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