OUR WI-FI 6 ROUTER PICK
Wi-Fi 6 has improved network speeds capable of reaching up to 9.6Gbps, which is almost 3X faster than the previous gen.
Using advanced technologies like OFDMA, the 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard is better at handling congested networks.
"Wi-Fi 6 aims to provide the capacity, efficiency, coverage, and performance required by users today in an ever expanding and demanding Wi-Fi environment."
The new Wi-Fi 6 standard (802.11ax) aims to provide the capacity, efficiency, coverage, and performance required by users today in an ever expanding and demanding Wi-Fi environment. As the number of connected devices is constantly on the rise, Wi-Fi 6 emphasises the quality of connectivity in a crowded network, while also helping corporate networks utilise high bandwidth applications. Wi-Fi 6 networks enable devices to perform at an optimum level, enabling much improved network speeds as well as increased power efficiency.
Key benefits of Wi-Fi 6 include:
Who needs to upgrade and why?
Many small and medium businesses are using outdated Wi-Fi technologies, such as Wi-Fi 4. These technologies are over a decade old and can cause companies major problems with application performance or reliability. These businesses should skip Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and deploy Wi-Fi 6. This will future-proof your network for at least a few years, while deploying Wi-Fi 5 will likely result in the need to perform another upgrade sooner rather than later.
Staying ahead of the curve with respect to technology will certainly improve the business productivity and reflect on the profitability. In a country like Australia where wages are considered one of the highest business costs, deploying a faster Wi-Fi network will save time and help both managers and employees to be more productive. Wi-Fi 6 will also provide the best possible experience for their customers and internal employees, and the technology should be a top consideration for most of the types of businesses.
Moreover, many businesses have integrated high-bandwidth applications into their business processes. Examples of this are VR as a customer service or collaboration tool and HD/4K video in enterprise workspaces and huddle spaces and meeting rooms. The increased bandwidth of Wi-Fi 6 will ensure a better user experience.