Officially opened a new frequency range for Wi-Fi – 6 GHz. The decision was made by the US Federal Communications Commission. This means that in a few months users will be able to get even faster wireless Internet and more free channels for home routers, The Verge writes about this.
Experts note that the opening of a new frequency range for Wi-Fi will make connections more reliable. This is important both in a pandemic and for the implementation of business solutions built on next-generation devices. Modern routers operate in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. However, due to the large number of home and industrial devices, very often signals overlap each other, causing distortion and signal loss.
In fact, the decision of the Federal Communications Commission was the largest deal since 1989, when Wi-Fi of the previous generation “cleared” the frequency bands. The new spectrum is four times the amount of space already available for routers and other devices, so it will give much greater bandwidth and, as a result, much less interference
It is expected that devices will begin to support Wi-Fi 6 GHz by the end of 2020, so its introduction is just around the corner. On new devices, a special marking will appear – Wi-Fi 6E.
6 GHz Wi-Fi will use not only a new series of radio waves but also free, bandwidth. This will reduce the number of overlapping signals. In the new range, there is enough space for simultaneous broadcasting of up to seven Wi-Fi streams with maximum bandwidth.
It is worth noting that technically Wi-Fi 6 GHz has the same theoretical maximum speed as Wi-Fi 5 GHz – 9.6 Gb/s.