More Reliable Wi-Fi-802.11ax
You may have heard of Wi-Fi 6 since 2017. Wi-Fi 6 (the newest generation of Wi-Fi) is the next-generation wireless standard that’s faster than 802.11ac, is also known as 802.11ax.
Standards-based Wi-Fi 6 will be available in 2019. Wi-Fi 6 will dramatically improve the wireless experience, and it will enable new use cases for wireless that weren’t possible before.
What are the benefits of Wi-Fi 6? Read the following 6 points.
1. More reliable Wi-Fi
With added reliability, 802.11ax will no longer be the second choice to cellular, with a consistent, dependable network connection that will provide a seamless experience for clients, IoT, and all apps, especially voice and video.
2. More capacity for your network
Addressing the growth of wireless clients, especially IoT, 802.11ax can transmit more data across the airways than previous Wi-Fi standards, as well as serve hundreds and hundreds of active clients per access point.
3. Faster Wi-Fi with more bandwidth
With every new Wi-Fi standard comes an improvement in speed. 802.11ax is no different. It is up to 3 times faster than 802.11ac, improving the user experience and the performance of bandwidth-hungry apps such as voice, video, and collaboration.
4. Improving the 2.4-GHz band is ideal for IoT
The last improvement to 2.4 GHz was 10 years ago with 802.11n. With new improvements to 2.4GHz, 802.11ax is ideal for IoT devices that require more energy efficiency and better Wi-Fi coverage.
5. The Cisco advantage
Cisco goes beyond 802.11ax with innovation such as Cisco DNA Assurance and Intelligent Capture, Flexible Radio Assignment, High Density Experience and CleanAir allowing you to build value across the network, streamline operations, and facilitate business innovation.
6. When can I expect 802.11ax in my network?
Cisco is excited about how 802.11ax will benefit future networks. However, the adoption of 802.11ax, including supporting clients and enterprise-grade access points, is still in the future. Migration to the new standard, as with all such transitions, will take place in phases over time. During this transition period and well into the future, Cisco Aironet 802.11ac Wave 2 access points will be more than capable of meeting the needs of enterprises.
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