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Next Generation 10Gbps WiFi at 5GHz Successfully Tested and Due in 2018

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 (8:37 am) - Score 4,394
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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.

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Mark Jackson
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Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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6 Responses
  1. This is very good however most people will be using wired connections for their high bandwidth traffic and as far as the UK goes 99% of people don’t have access to a broadband connection that can saturate 802.11n.

    It’s a good thing to have but need way, way, way more bandwidth delivered to our homes before vanilla 802.11ac becomes relevant, and for those in the ~50% of the country where Openreach are the monopoly there is no prospect of this happening for a while.

    • Let’s not forgot the benefits to the local network though, not to mention that wifi usually only delivers a small portion of the headline speed but a small portion of 10Gbps would still make my file server happy :).

    • Avatar Ignitionnet

      I think most people as I said have wired file servers though.

      There are benefits for sure but they are minimal over decent 802.11n.

  2. Avatar zemadeiran

    I personally see 5ghz useful for MESH backbone with domestic sticking with 2.4ghz.

    I am not sure why social housing estates for instance cannot implement a roof to roof mesh???

  3. Avatar Steve

    Probably great for the industry however a bit of a shrug of the shoulders from the public.

    So we can use our 10gb monthly data limit in 8 seconds.

  4. Avatar Alejandro Martin

    At guifi[dot]net, one of the multiple community-based networks accross the globe (Freifunk, Funkfeuer, AWMN, Guinux, …), we are happy to know that this kind of spectrum optimisation is being driven.

    Community-based telecommunication networks such as guifi.net rely on a different approach in respect to traditional ISPs and WISPs: infrastructure is planned, deployed and maintained by particulars, enterprises and public administrations who agree to interconnect themselves. Thus, each participant provides his/her part of the network for others to use it and vicesversa. This model allows to:
    – Extend high-bandwidth Internet access to zones not being interesting or allowed for tradicional actors, such as low-density towns, countryside, natural parks and not-convered areas in cities
    – Create a network whose property is distributed, thus forbidding anyone from buying it
    – Promote that local shops participate by selling material and advising about it.
    – Encourage the apparition/reconversion of local technical enterprises for the maintenance and deployment of the network
    – Allow any service to be provided in the network: particulars can host their contents more easily as the network arrives to their homes and bandwidth is simmetric thanks to state-of-art technology; ISPs and other contents’ providers can benefit from a network they have to only operate, not deploy nor maintain
    – In fact, this kind of projects also increase digital inclusion and helps to prevent social exclusion

    Well, sorry if I’m bothering you.

    In fact, what I wanted to transmit is that this kind of technologies is not only interesting for home and soho environments, but also for metropolitan and regional networks, and that in fact we are always looking after these advances for extending our projects in a cheaper and more-recpectful-with-the-nature (frequence usage optimisation) way.


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