Wi-Fi 6 is finally out and it promises three times faster speed allowing more devices to be connected on the same spot with less congestion.

Wi-Fi Alliance finally launched the Wi-Fi 6 yesterday. Along with the launch comes the handing out of certifications to manufacturers whose devices are equipped with hardware qualified for the update. This launch also signals OEMs and device manufacturers who do not have the certifications to begin the preparation in making their devices Wi-Fi 6 certified.

What Awaits Wi-Fi 6 Users

Wi-Fi 6 carries the promise of allowing more devices to connect to the same Wi-Fi channel without compromising the speed of all connected devices. This means that unlike its predecessor, Wi-Fi 6 will not suffer congestion amidst the number of devices connected together on the same spot.

Aside from better management of multiple devices, Wi-Fi 6 also offers greater security. Additionally, Wi-Fi 6 routers come with a longer range of live performance as it comes with a lower amount of battery consumption.

More Friendly Terminologies

The Wi-Fi Alliance recognized that the existing Wi-Fi generation names were too confusing, so they decided to replace the consumer-facing names with user-friendly ones. The Wi-Fi 6 were also rebranded to avoid further confusion.

The latest generation of Wi-Fi standard known as Wi-Fi 6 was originally called 802.11ax technology. Wi-Fi 6 succeeded the Wi-Fi 5, commonly known as 802.11ac technology while its predecessor called the Wi-Fi 4 was originally 802.11n technology.

In a statement released by the Wi-Fi Alliance, they declared that Wi-Fi 6 is good for mission-critical business applications that need low latency while requiring bigger bandwidth. It also helps keep the connection even in the midst of congested public networks such as train stations, airports and more.

Wi-Fi 6 certification, on the other hand, ensures that each device connected to the same Wi-Fi channel is at its best and optimum performance. This also makes sure that interoperability and security are well observed and that the channel is accessible even to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Wi-Fi 6 Certified Devices

As of the moment, Wi-Fi 6 certifications were issued to Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Google Pixel 4 and the recently launched iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.