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Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax Is the Newest Standard

The latest iteration of the wireless standard, Wi-Fi 6, is the newest in High Efficiency Wireless designed to operate in all bands between 1GHz and 7GHz with throughput speeds between 4x and 10x faster than normal wireless (802.11ac) but that really isn’t the reason for the IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) adopting the new standards – it’s really about how the new standard deals with crowded, congested wireless networks in a more efficient way, taking some practices from the way LTE and cellular networks are implemented.

Additionally, more available channels (since the new wireless works on more bands) will mean that more devices can connect. Even crazier is the advancement of ODMFA which was a technology taken directly from LTE and it stands for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access – which is a fancy way of describing how each channel is divided to handle concurrent data requests and responses. This technology allows for up to 30 clients to share a single channel instead of the wireless having to queue each request/response.

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