The broad range of the new spectrum will allow greater network flexibility, better performance and a better experience for all users without impacting users using devices with legacy Wi-Fi standards.
Should my smartphone be able to work on Wi-Fi according to the latest standards? You know the network that we activate when we approach a Wi-Fi access device at a business, at an airport, at a mall, at a university, or at home.
At the end of 2021, there were just over 30 smartphones with a radio interface according to the Wi-Fi 6 standard, which, of course, is also useful for older generations of Wi-Fi networks.
At the moment, there are only two smartphone models that also work on the latest Wi-Fi 6E. condition Galaxy Z Fold 3 SG in a Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. If you wait until the Chinese New Year, the selection will undoubtedly be greater. There are up to eight different models somewhere. And where it will connect to Wi-Fi 6E? For now, not anywhere else in Slovenia.
Wi-Fi 6E enables operation in a new frequency band of 6 GHz
The Wi-Fi 6E standard, defined by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11 ax, is a newly released Wi-Fi 6 standard extended to the 6 GHz spectrum. In late April 2020, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to allow unauthorized use of the 6GHz band. This allowed for 1200MHz (5.925 to 7.125GHz) spectrum for devices such as Wi-Fi access points. Previously, devices operating in this range had to be licensed. This added spectrum is The biggest change in wireless Wi-Fi, since the initial assignment of the ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) frequency bands in 1985.
In other frequency bands currently used for Wi-Fi networks, only 260MHz of unlimited spectrum is available. Although there are differences between countries in terms of the individual channels available, they are available in principle:
- 80MHz is unlimited in the 2.4GHz ISM band.
- 180MHz is unlimited in the 5GHz band.
- 500MHz, which requires dynamic frequency selection (DFS) in the 5GHz band.
New business access networks with Wi-Fi 6E compatible services
The new WLAN Wi-Fi 6E standards promise a significant increase in performance. Do you want a Wi-Fi access network in your company? In this case, you will need to keep some facts in mind when planning new networks or upgrading existing ones >>