As more businesses embark on their digital transformation journey towards IR4.0, having a robust Wi-Fi infrastructure in place is key. With 5G technology promising greater connectivity, your Wi-Fi network needs to be updated to support this. The promises that come with 5G technology are endless. In order to experience the full potential of 5G, businesses need to ensure their office infrastructures can cope with this technology. And this is where Wi-Fi 6 comes in.
Wi-Fi 6 is the next-generation standard in Wi-Fi technology. Known also as 802.11ax, it supports four times higher network bandwidth and user concurrency compared to Wi-Fi 5, allowing you and your business to have uninterrupted bandwidth and be able to unlock the full potential of 5G technology.
According to the Wi-Fi Alliance (a worldwide network of companies that brings Wi-Fi), Wi-Fi 6 delivers improvements and new features that enable Wi-Fi devices to operate efficiently in the most dense and dynamic connectivity settings. As such, Wi-Fi 6 is expected to bring greater benefits to the following areas:
Enterprise Office – Smart offices can be a reality as employees are able to shift from traditional vocal and text conversations to virtual video and multi-screen interaction at any location without any latency problems.
Education – Education institutions can allow AR/VR assisted teaching, especially at a time whereby the standard education methods are having to change. Students will be able to have a virtual hand-on experience and be more engaged in learning, especially for those living in remote areas.
Manufacturing – With 5G technology enabling automation to experience lower latency, autonomous smart machinery and devices in factories such as intelligent robots can handle repetitive, mechanical, and dangerous jobs, driving factories towards automated production.
Stadiums and universities – The campus network connection in these areas will be boosted as Wi-Fi 6 enables a larger number of users to leverage on the connection and also to ensure network stability, wherever they may be within the location.
Huawei is the first vendor to release Wi-Fi 6 products and put them into commercial use. To date, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 APs have been deployed around the world.
In Switzerland's largest sports stadium, St.Jakood Park, Huawei Wi-Fi 6 was used together with Huawei's cloud management platform, enabling the stadium technical team to handle complex network planning and optimisation, device monitoring, network service configuration and value-added services.
India's Gigantic Infotel very first Wi-Fi 6 deployment was in a vibrant private university that was regarded as one of India's best. Gigantic Infotel and Huawei provided the university with critical insights about Wi-Fi 6, which ultimately led to the reconstruction of the campus wireless network, with the deployment of approximately 1000 Wi-Fi 6 APs for the entire project.
Huawei's AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 enables your business to experience the full potential of 5G in your journey towards IR4.0. Be it the enterprise office, stadium, universities or smart factories, the AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 is ideally suited to build all-wireless high-quality networks needed. By deploying these products, enterprises can experience lightning speed mobile offices, smooth mobile operations with zero packet loss, and 100 Mbps network access anytime, anywhere.