5G cellular networks are being deployed in the world today, but experts say that it will not bring a noticeable increase in data transfer speed in everyday life. In their opinion, it will be Wi-Fi 6, which was previously called Wi-Fi ax. Most users will be obliged to him for a high transmission speed at home, at work and in other places. Wi-fi-6-logo-dawn
“Although 5G is now in the limelight, Wi-Fi will have a greater impact on our connected lives, and it will happen faster,” says FeibusTech analyst Mike Feibus.
Wi-Fi 6 will traditionally increase the data transfer rate – almost three times. However, it will also receive a large coverage area, it will work better when users congregate in public places and apartment buildings where the radio frequency range is clogged. Additionally, it will consume less power, which is important for smartphones and laptops.
Qualcomm, the largest manufacturer of mobile chips, makes a big bet on Wi-Fi 6. Recently, the company showed a number of processors that will allow you to create network equipment with this wireless protocol.
“What used to be a single TV in the house today represents 5-6 different screens,” said Rahul Patel, head of Qualcomm Wi-Fi. – Gigantic amounts of content pass through the premises today. This is a clogging problem. ”
One of the biggest advantages of Wi-Fi 6 is the use of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDMA). This is an effective method borrowed from mobile networks. MU MIMO technology is also used, which contributes to the best Wi-Fi performance with a large number of users. Finally, 1024 QAM modulation is used, with which the transmission rate is increased to 30%.
However, to take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 will be possible only on the most modern equipment. This protocol should be supported by both network routers and end devices. Among smartphones, some flagships support it, for example, Samsung Galaxy S10.