Wi-Fi 6The Next Evolution of Wi-Fi technology
What is Wi-Fi 6?
The new generation of Wi-Fi technology, Wi-Fi 6, offers a paradigm shift at the network edge: not just faster speeds as in previous generation changes, but a shift to high-efficiency Wi-Fi for substantially improved capacity, better coverage and reduced network congestion, using key technologies such OFDMA and Uplink and Downlink MU-MIMO.
How does Wi-Fi 6 compare?
|802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)||802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)|
|Frequency bands||2.4 GHz and 5 GHz||5 GHz only||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz|
|Channel size (MHz)||20, 40||20, 40, 80, 80 + 80, and 160||20, 40, 80, 80 + 80, and 160|
|Frequency multiplexing||OFDM||OFDM||OFDM and OFDMA|
|MU-MIMO||N/A||DL||DL and UL|
|OFDMA||N/A||N/A||DL and UL|