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    What’s WiFi 6E? Here’s something you should know

    What’s WiFi 6E? Here’s something you should know

    Simply put, WiFi 6E means WiFi 6 extended to the 6 GHz band, similar to WiFi 6 on the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands. WiFi 6E works with the same standard as WiFi 6 but with an extended spectrum. 6 GHz is the new frequency band ranging from 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz, allowing up to 1,200 MHz of additional spectrum. Access to the 6 GHz frequency brings more bandwidth, faster speeds, and lower latency, opening up future innovations like AR/VR devices, wearables, and more.

    *Wi-Fi 6 is the next-gen standard in WiFi technology, also known as “AX WiFi” or “802.11ax WiFi”.

    Learn more about Wi-Fi 6

     

    Why We Need WiFi 6E?

    The number of WiFi devices has risen drastically in the past few years, and it’s predicted that there will be nearly 100 billion internet connections around the world by 2025. Besides, highly demanding devices and applications like 8k videos or VR/AR games become important parts of our life, while at the same time compete for limited signals. The widely available 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands with lower barrier of entry are now too crowed to afford the increasing traffic. And the overlapping channels on them cause even serious congestion for your connections. As thus, the high-efficient WiFi 6 together with a broad and clear band is needed to tackle dense usage, more devices and increased data traffic.

     

    How WiFi 6E Makes a Difference

    Minimized Congestion with Greenfield Spectrum

    Unlike the crowded 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, the wide-open 6 GHz spectrum is occupied only by efficient WiFi 6 connections, removing frustrations currently caused by overcrowding on many WiFi networks. Channels on the newly opened 6 GHz band also wouldn’t overlap with each other, greatly reducing network congestion.

     

    Wider Lanes for Faster Speeds

    WiFi 6E allows for 7 additional 160 MHz channels that double bandwidth and throughput, enabling many more simultaneous transmissions at the highest possible speeds. This translates to users enjoying 8K movies, AR/VR gaming, and large file downloads—all without buffering

     

    Improved Capacity with More Spectrum

    WiFi 6E offers up to 1,200 MHz of additional spectrum for 6 GHz WiFi, fulfilling the needs of ever-increasing WiFi usage. The 1.2 GHz of contiguous spectrum more than doubles the number of pathways currently available for sending and receiving data, dramatically increasing network capacity while reducing congestion.
     

    WiFi 6E: Unlock the Full Potential of WiFi 6

    Opening the 6 GHz band will change the game for WiFi 6.

    WiFi 6 brings about upgraded performance in network efficiency and capacity. Whereas the advantages of WiFi 6 are not fully realized while competing with transmissions from WiFi 5 (or other radios). The 6 GHz band is available only for WiFi 6 traffic, allowing Wi-Fi 6 to meet its intended potential. WiFi 6 expands the WiFi band from 80 MHz to 160 MHz for greater capacity. However, the traditional 5 GHz band provides just two discontinuous 160 MHz channels, in contrast to seven consistent 160 MHz channels on 6 GHz band.


    Seamless Transition to 5G

    As more users grow accustomed to higher speeds outdoors thanks to 5G, they will expect a seamless network transition to their indoor spaces. With additional capacity, WiFi 6E builds an uninterrupted hand-off experience when you move between indoor and outdoor networks.

    Carrying more loads, WiFi 6E also delivers for 5G services in indoor space. Users can feel free to work or play in the cloud, run a smart home with a massive number of IoT devices, or enjoy lag-free 8K videos.

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