Wireless technology changes all the time, and this is important for everything from a faster Wi-Fi connection at home, to running your business better and improving the productivity of your employees. The advantages of wireless technology can greatly improve many aspects of our life, and that is the reason why you should pay close attention to it.
As you might know, wireless technology is all around us. Every device is connected to wireless technology, from our smartphones to our laptops and game consoles, to even our cars. Business and business-related issues rely heavily on stable wireless technology. Such is the demand that new technologies are constantly trying to improve everything we manage.
Latest Wireless Technology: 5G and Wi-Fi 6
5G is the latest next-generation cellular network technology that will soon replace 4G LTE. The core fundamentals of 5G promise users better, improved speed, lower delay, as well as, high-density support.
Efforts are made to start incorporating 5G as few selected cities are already running on 5G, while mobile 5G will soon be available for American citizens as soon as 2019, with full incorporation planned as soon as 2020. But many people are confused as to what 5G really is, and you can understand why.
As you might assume, 5G will replace 4G LTE as the latest wireless technology, and 5G will offer faster download and upload speeds to its users. Latency is also a question mark, and 5G is supposed to decrease drastically the time it takes for devices to communicate with each other.
5G operates on three different spectrum bands, with those three being low-band, mid-band, and high-band.
5G will improve the way we interact on a daily bases with various other technologies, and the three spectrum bands will help out with their use for commercial and broadband traffic.
5G is expected to drastically improve the autonomous vehicle’s technology, as vehicles will communicate with each other through the use of 5G. Public safety, infrastructure, remote device control, and health care are all areas where 5G will make huge strides. But one of the most impressive aspects of 5G is the better incorporation of IoT (Internet of Things). IoT will be powered by 5G, meaning that other smart devices will be able to communicate with each other. They will require fewer resources to operate, which will make them extremely more efficient.
Wi-Fi 6 is characterized by greater capacity, better density, and better power efficiency amongst others. There is a reason why they are using the slogan “Better, Faster, Stronger, all around the world.”
Wi-Fi 6 will offer faster connection, better performance to highly congested areas like stadiums, and we will now be able to distinguish the Wi-Fi version numbers like Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5, and the latest Wi-Fi 6.
Wi-Fi 6 will battle congestion with great ease. Any device with Wi-Fi 6 will work better on a Wi-Fi 6 access point. Wi-Fi 6 will work in a way that it will divide wireless channels to smaller subchannels, which will carry date intended for different devices. The main solution for this is done through something called OFDMA.
At the moment, some routers advertise 802.11ax technology, but this is all a hoax since there aren’t any Wi-Fi 6 client devices available yet. The soonest date for any Wi-Fi 6 compatible hardware to be released is sometime in 2019.