WiFi 6: What's the Big Deal?

WiFi 6 hit the headlines a few years ago but failed to excite many and hardly impacted the communication sector. Especially the analysts were too concerned about a few factors which influenced the adoption rate of this emerging technology.

Four Concerns Regarding This Technology

  1. Users weren't ready to adopt the new technology
  2. Users got used to legacy software, technologies, and tools
  3. Users don't want to upgrade to new technology
  4. Users were unsure about its benefits


So, the technology expected to create ripples in wireless communications was overlooked entirely.

Nevertheless, turning a blind eye to this technology is inappropriate.

WiFi 6 will be a game changer in wireless communication and isn't just "another" technology. This emerging technology has got more than what meets the eye.

Updating to this futuristic technology will dramatically boost communication performance and efficiency. To add to that, there are many benefits end user/administrators will get when adopting the next-generation technology.

WiFi 6 – Is it all about network experts or end users?

The complex nature of wireless network environments was one of the reasons for the failure of yesteryear's wireless technology, and 90% of network administrators will attest to this. Network administrators were concerned about the throughput and functions of WiFi 6, and 90% of them believe the technology hasn't lived up to expectations.

Nevertheless, end users don't care about the type of technology or its functions but the benefits. All they worry about is a hassle-free digital environment and communication with low latency.

To earn the end user's trust, the network experts and administrators must put aside the discord and accept emerging technologies like WiFi 6 to improve communication.

Will WiFi 6 live up to the expectations of end users? Let's have a look.

Here's how WiFi 6 will benefit end users

IEEE 802.11ax (as WiFi 6 is known by those with coding/developing interests) operates in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. It also works within the 6 GHz bands as an add-on, contributing to high efficiency and exceptional performance.

What else does an end user need?

The buck doesn't stop here. This new technology can delight network experts through exceptional throughput and functions too.

Here's how WiFi 6 will bolster the confidence of network experts

With this advanced technology, while the nominal data rate improvement is only 37%, the throughput increase is stellar at 300%. Thus, high efficiency bolsters a congested network by reducing latency by as much as 75%.

What else does a network administrator need?

WiFi 6 is real and not hype

Simply put, this new wireless technology is a win–win for both the end users and network administrators.

With such compelling benefits to end users and administrators, WiFi 6 is no longer an option but a necessity. So, it indeed is a big deal.

As per the report published by The Brainy Insights, the global WiFi 6 market is expected to grow from USD 9.84 billion in 2021 to USD 42.98 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 17.80% during the forecast period 2022-2030 (sic). [Source: GlobeNewsWire]

From the above market research study, it is apparent that the next-generation wireless technology is one of the innovations to look out for in the future, and it will revolutionize communication in the following years.

What's next?

If you're passionate about technology upgrades and wondering how WiFi 6 can transform wireless communication soon, the next blog is exclusively for you.

It's all about WiFi 6 myths dispelled. The link is coming soon!

Get ready for the next post, where we dive deep into the benefits of WiFi 6.

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