Huawei Successfully Tests Next-Gen10 Gbps WiFi, Commercially Ready In 2018
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
According to reports Huawei have been successfully testing next generation Wi-Fi service capable of a staggering 10 Gbps – that’s equivalent to first generation Thunderbolt, twice the throughput of USB 3.0 and the same as the current M.2 (NGFF) and SATA Express interfaces. The tests were performed in the company’s labs in Shenzen, China. The new prototype WiFi achieved a transfer rate of 10.53 Gbps on the 5GHz frequency band and Huawei says that the technology will reach the mainstream within the next 5 years, likely in 2018.
“The success of this prototype development, and the ten folds increase in spectrum efficiency that made it possible, paves the way for the validation of technologies needed to support the creation of next generation Wi-Fi. Huawei believes that ultrafast Wi-Fi could become commercially available from 2018 pending the agreement of global standards requirements and sufficient chipset availability.” Stated Huawei in a press release.
Huawei started development of this next generation WiFi technology way back in 2010. The focus of the research has been on driving higher data rates through wideband radio and baseband processing. Technologies such as MIMO-OFDA, intelligence spectrum allocation, interference coordination and hybrid access allow for the new speeds to be reached. Next generation WiFi services will increase efficiency and reduce latency of current WiFi networks.
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