Wireless networks are all the rage these days, with speeds constantly improving. With 802.11ac starting to gain adoption, companies around the world are struggling to come up with the next big thing. So it’s not surprising to read that Huawei, one of the biggest information and communications technology solutions provider globally, has announced the successful testing of the industry’s first 10Gbps Wi-Fi service in laboratory trials at the company’s campus in Shenzhen, China.
In a press release, they announced that the test delivered data over Wi-Fi 10 times faster than the fastest existing commercially available Wi-Fi capability, by achieving a record transmission data rate of 10.53Gbps on 5GHz frequency bands. The company expects this technology, which will be known as 802.11ax when it’s finalised, to be available to consumers by 2018.
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[Shenzhen, China, May 29, 2014]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that it has successfully achieved the industry’s first 10Gbps Wi-Fi service in laboratory trials at Huawei’s campus in Shenzhen. This important milestone, which delivered data over Wi-Fi 10 times faster than the fastest existing Wi-Fi capability commercially available today, will enable a new era of big data applications by using ultra-fast Wi-Fi technology based on advanced next generation architecture to boost data rates to 10Gbps.
The 10Gbps Wi-Fi prototype achieved a record transmission data rate of 10.53Gbps on 5GHz frequency bands. The success of this prototype development, and the ten folds increase in spectrum efficiency that made it possible, paves the way for the validation of technologies needed to support the creation of next generation Wi-Fi. Huawei believes that ultrafast Wi-Fi could become commercially available from 2018 pending the agreement of global standards requirements and sufficient chipset availability.
As the demand for ultra-fast connectivity for smartphone applications continues to drive the need for higher data transmission rates, the next generation of WiFi access will need to deliver a better user experience, especially in densely populated environments requiring high density deployment such as enterprise offices, airports, stadiums, shopping malls and coffee shops.
To address this growing need, Huawei launched next generation Wi-Fi technology research in 2010 to focus on innovation surrounding new WiFi architectures that would break the logjam of classical WiFi wideband radio and baseband processing to increase user data rates. By utilizing innovative technologies such as MIMO-OFDA, intelligence spectrum allocation, interference coordination and hybrid access, the next generation of Wi-Fi networks will provide dense networking for ultra-hot-zone services with a tenfold increase in spectrum efficiency.
Huawei continues to actively promote and invest in the research and development of advanced technologies for WiFi and is recognized as a leading contributor to the development of next generation WiFi standards. At the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 WLAN standard plenary meeting held from May 12-15, 2014 in Hawaii, Dr. Osama Aboul Magd from Huawei was elected as the 802.11ax WLAN standard task group chair to focus on the development of the next generation 10Gbps WiFi standard planned for commercial launch in 2018.