The forthcoming 2015 launch of the new 802.11ac-2013 WiFi WLAN wireless home networking standard (here), which promises speeds of up to 7Gbps (Gigabits per second), hasn’t even happened yet and Huawei are already overshadowing it with plans to introduce a 10Gbps standard (802.11ax) during 2018.
The Chinese ICT developer has now successfully tested a prototype of the new standard in their labs, which achieved a record transmission data rate of 10.53Gbps via the 5GHz (GigaHertz) frequency bands. The firm now believes that ultrafast Wi-Fi could become commercially available from 2018, pending all the usual agreements and global standards requirements etc.
Huawei Statement on 802.11ax
By utilizing innovative technologies such as MIMO-OFDA, intelligence spectrum allocation, interference coordination and hybrid access, the next generation of Wi-Fi networks will provide dense networking for ultra-hot-zone services with a tenfold increase in spectrum efficiency.
At the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 WLAN standard plenary meeting held from May 12-15, 2014 in Hawaii, Dr. Osama Aboul Magd from Huawei was elected as the 802.11ax WLAN standard task group chair to focus on the development of the next generation 10Gbps WiFi standard planned for a planned commercial launch in 2018.