Here comes faster 802.11ax Wi-Fi

Every device these days depends on Wi-Fi and a new standard the Wi Fi Alliance is working on should make it more reliable.                  Samsung

In addition, users can expect improved network efficiency and longer battery life on client devices that use the new standard. Celeno´s field-proven chips and software technology have been successfully integrated into numerous OEM Wi-Fi devices and have been deployed in tens of millions of homes around the world by nearly 100 service providers worldwide. 802.11ax is the newest IEEE standard for Wi-Fi and is created to meet the ever-increasing demands on Wi-Fi in our connected world. For that reason, future developments like the new 802.11ax core Wi-Fi standard are focused on "increasing the overall capacity of the network".

"These performance enhancements are coming just in time to answer new demands in the smart and connected home". 802.11ax should help in congested situations, though, with its ability to manage more connections more intelligently. Once product certification begins for 802.11ax next year, it will be at least a few months before certified products make it to the market. There are other chip companies in the connectivity space as well, and Intel making their 802.11ax chips available doesn't alone guarantee mass adoption of the standard.

Intel will be releasing its 802.11ax chipsets this year. In addition, Intel's new 802.11ax home Wi-Fi chipsets will offer backward compatibility with older Wi-Fi technologies to support a breadth of client devices. "As a greater number of Wi-Fi-enabled devices are added into homes and enterprises, the 802.11ax standard will gain more prominence in the marketplace", analyst Christian Kim said.


The firm's 802.11ax home chipsets are designed with the always-connected nature of our current lifestyles in mind, allowing up to 256 devices to connect simultaneously.

Backed by years of experience helping introduce new standards to the marketplace, Intel is prepared to help drive a successful launch of 802.11ax and ensure consumers get the best possible Wi-Fi experience. It will also provide enhanced throughput rates, and low latency in gaming, video, and voice calls.

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