Intel Announces 802.11ax Chipsets for Faster Wi-Fi PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 January 2018 23:21
faster wifiWi-Fi is the life force of connectivity. This is true in my home, where my family connects more and more devices each year — and not a single one is connected with a wire. My two boys are the heavy-bandwidth consumers; they game and stream A LOT of YouTube and Netflix content. When Wi-Fi works smarter, consumers — my family included — get faster, smoother content streaming, online gaming, video calls and Internet browsing. In short, they get more fulfilling and productive experiences, and I get fewer complaints as the go-to home IT guy. That’s why Intel has always committed our technical and commercial expertise to the development of Wi-Fi standards and to offering leading Wi-Fi products. The newest — and most exciting — IEEE standard for Wi-Fi, 802.11ax, is coming soon. In 2018, Intel will expand its home Wi-Fi portfolio with new 802.11ax chipsets for mainstream 2x2 and 4x4 home routers and gateways for cable, xDSL, fiber and consumer retail devices. There’s a good reason for the industry’s enthusiasm about 802.11ax. The new standard will offer significant improvements over its predecessor, 802.11ac. It’s expected to deliver up to 40 percent higher peak data rates for a single client device1 and improve average throughput per user by at least four times2 in dense or congested environments. It will also increase network efficiency and extend the battery life of client devices. When adopting a new standard, it’s critical to make sure infrastructure and client devices will work together smoothly. Problems with compatibility can cause a fair amount of frustration for end users, especially if they have equipment that does not work well with the latest 802.11ax client devices (laptops, 2 in 1s, etc.)...Read all the exciting details this new WiFi standard will bring on OUR FORUM.