What’s Wi-Fi 6?
The new generation of Wi-Fi technology, Wi-Fi 6, called “IEEE 802.11ax”, mainly setup in response to the growing number of devices in the world by increasing the efficiency and speed of transmitting data on the network and providing extra 25% improvement in speed and high-performance than legacy Wi-Fi standard.
Wi-Fi 6 is optimized for faster speed and better coverage in high-density areas.
Wi-Fi 6 Key Words
Its features are including:
1024-QAM｜MU-MIMO｜OFDMA｜BBS Coloring｜Target Wake Time
1024-QAM enables Wi-Fi 6 to increase a 25% data rate in access points and devices. It improves spectral efficiency by varying both the phase and the amplitude of the radio waves. This is the key for consistently serving a great number of clients.
(Greater efficiency for specific clients)
It allows more downlink data to be transmitted at one time, so that the access point (AP) can handle more client devices at the same time. Multiple users can access the same access point router simultaneously without any noticeable decreases in bandwidth quality.
(Increase spectral efficiency)
OFDMA conveys a higher overall throughputs and lower latencies in Wi-Fi networks with larger client counts on each access point, compared to single user, especially to significantly increase the efficiency of Wi-Fi networks in today’s high density deployments.
Basic Service Set (BSS) Coloring enables the Wi-Fi network to more effectively and concurrently transmit data to multiple connected devices in high-density environments and reduces the interference due to congestion problem.
Target Wake Time
When mobile and IoT devices communicate with Wi-Fi, it can notify the Wi-Fi signal to set up when to sleep mode and when to wake mode. This is able to save and improve the life of battery in the IoT devices for longer use time.