WiFi 6 powers new enterprise networks

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WiFi 6 provides ultra-high bandwidth, ultra-high concurrency and ultra-low latency, which are set to make a difference in a hyperconnected future.

With WiFi 6, or 802.11ax, now entering the mainstream, many enterprises have either started deploying the latest wireless technology or at least been keenly studying how it could benefit their users.

The latest Wi-Fi standard is nearing completion and equipment deployed today enjoy the latest benefits of the technology while being ready for future compliance.

Most importantly, the new technology brings with it improvements that would impact a wide variety of scenarios such as in a wireless office, a retail outlet, a school or an airport.

WiFi 6 brings a four-fold increase in both network bandwidth and user concurrency over the older WiFi 5. Latency is also lower than WiFi 5, with quicker responses of less than 10 milliseconds now possible with Huawei’s equipment that utilizes the new technology.

In a nutshell, the ultra-high bandwidth, ultra-high concurrency and ultra-low latency are all set to make a difference in a hyperconnected future.

The wireless technology would be connecting campuses filled with thousands of Internet of Things devices, linking up users of augmented and virtual reality headsets, as well as hooking up autonomous, decision-making robots with zero packet loss and 100 percent stability.

For enterprises, one key task is getting ready for the intelligent transformation era that WiFi 6 can help usher in. Set for widespread adoption, the technology is already being pioneered by a number of users today that are keen to lead the way into the future.

As part of a full Huawei network stack, the setup included agile controllers that supported fixed and mobile networks on campus, ensuring good consistency of business experience and enabling Internet access anytime, anywhere.

For the wireless links, the AirEngine WiFi 6 offers combined Wi-Fi from Huawei’s 5G WiFi 6 with a full-scene Wi-Fi solution while enabling innovations based on smart antennas, three radio frequencies and distributed Wi-Fi. This way, users could enjoy high-quality free Wi-Fi access in both terminal-intensive electronic classrooms and crowded concert halls.

Huawei’s Campus Insight solution also provided students with the ultimate Wi-Fi experience. Efficient operations through artificial intelligence (AI) innovations such as AI fault mode analysis, prediction and proactive prevention enabled simpler maintenance of the networks.

Aside from providing high-speed access, the WiFi 6 solution will provide excellent coverage for both indoor and outdoor areas, ranging from car parks to retail shops.

Crucial to each customer’s decision to choose Huawei over competitors in the market is the solutions and devices that Huawei has, all of which are ready to be deployed. The new equipment bring tangible, practical benefits that include improved operations and maintenance.

In an independent Tolly report, Huawei’s WiFi 6 technology, which uses its SmartRadio technology, enables lossless roaming that have zero packet loss. This was achieved while increasing AGV transport capacity by over 30 percent.

Smart Antenna, another Huawei innovation, has also made a difference in the field. The system rate reaches up to 3.8Gbps, a performance that is the highest in the industry, according to the Tolly report.

For many customers, what may be just as important as technology solutions is the leadership that Huawei has displayed in the development of the WiFi 6 technology itself.

Huawei’s SmartRadio is derived from network slicing and intelligent radio calibration algorithms used in 5G, where Huawei is a clear leader. In WiFi 6, a Huawei expert is also the chairman of the IEEE WiFi 6 task group, contributing 15 percent of proposals, the most among vendors.

Backed by both technology leadership and innovative solutions, Huawei is set to deliver impactful change for customers seeking a path into the future with WiFi 6.

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