The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that the certification program for Wi-Fi 6 devices is now available, ushering in a new generation of wireless connectivity and security. Otheriwse known as AX Wi-Fi, 802.11ax boosts speeds from 6.9 Gbps to 9.6 Gbps and offers four times the capacity for more devices.
Advanced capabilities include 160 MHz channels for increased bandwidth and transmit beamforming, which enables higher data rates at a given range. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is the first smartphone to be Wi-Fi 6 certified.
In addition to increased speed and capacity, Wi-Fi 6 will support the growing density of connected devices in the home, delivering lower latency, enhanced battery life, and better overall performance. Wi-Fi 6 helps guarantee that users get the most out of these new functionalities in complex environments where they cohabit with legacy devices will require smart management of the whole ecosystem.