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Toward a bigger, faster and denser Wi-Fi world

Posted by UDS Enterprise Team |

The need for better, faster, denser and farther reaching Wi-Fi is pretty obvious. People are already so reliant on Wi-Fi and the number of Wi-Fi connected devices they’re adding to their homes and offices seems endless.

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Up in the 60 GHz band, 802.11ad (a.k.a. WiGig) and its follow-on, 802.11ay, will be doing their part to solve speed and connectivity crunches, too, says John Tryhub, VP of sales with Toronto’s Peraso, an early WiGig chipset player. While not everyone will need 802.11ad’s 8Gbps throughput and low latency, Wi-Fi Alliance WiGig-certified products have begun rolling out from the likes of Peraso, Dell and Qualcomm, and tri-band offerings will put 11ad to use when 2.5 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi isn’t cutting it for all devices or apps.

Having a fresh arsenal of Wi-Fi technologies at hand is increasingly important as more ambitious Wi-Fi networks get built. We’re talking beyond the home, beyond the office and into sprawling venues as large as the New York City subway system and well, across India.

Transit Wireless uses data analytics and deep packet inspection tools to track devices and how people are using the network — the sorts of information needed to improve the network and satisfy advertisers' needs. Though of course this requires a delicate balance between privacy and monetization.

The Wi-Fi Now event kicked off with a talk by Edgar Figueroa, head of the nearly 800-member strong Wi-Fi Alliance, and predictably, he celebrated the technology's success and "the understated role Wi-Fi plays in the broader context of the economy and connectivity" He touted the 8 billion Wi-Fi devices in use today and pointed out that in 2015, Wi-Fi crossed the threshold of carrying more than half of all internet traffic.

If You want to read more about the event, visit this link.


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