By 2023, North America will have a total of 5 billion connected devices, up from 3 billion in 2018, and an average of 13.4 devices/connections per person, up from 8.2 in 2018. These numbers include personal devices such as tablets, smartphones, wearables, gaming systems and smart TVs, but also a wide variety of devices used for home automation and monitoring.
The need for Wi-Fi is evolving…
During the global Covid-19 crisis, Wi-Fi became virtually indispensable with people relying more than ever before on their Wi-Fi connections for working, learning, entertainment, and socializing through videoconferencing.
…and so is Wi-Fi
A combination of interference, congestion, and the increased load on the network from applications is having a detrimental effect on the Wi-Fi experience. Fortunately, Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve. Originally called 802.11ax, the newest standard has been rebranded to “Wi-Fi 6” by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Wi-Fi 6E is designed to provide subscribers with uninterrupted connectivity and reduced latency, thanks to the addition of the 6 GHz frequency.
This podcast, hosted by Mark Vena from SmartTech Research, discusses the challenges, benefits, and opportunities that Wi-Fi 6E represents for both subscribers and service providers.
“We want to offer the best possible service to our customers and 6E is the key to our future. With more available channels, less contention, and the ability to serve even the latest consumer and business devices, anything else is half measures.”
The introduction of additional, unlicensed spectrum (using the 6 GHz band) means faster, more reliable connections for the next generation of connected devices.This whitepaper provides more details on this development.
The GigaSpire BLAST u6e is a tri-band, Wi-Fi 6E residential gateway that provides connectivity for the latest generation of 6 GHz-compatible connected devices, providing uninterrupted connectivity and reduced latency.
Wi-Fi 6 features faster speeds and improved coverage. This whitepaper provides more details on the latest iteration of the IEEE Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax.
Understanding the core science behind what contributes to a great Wi-Fi experience is key for service providers looking to offer the best system to subscribers as part of a Managed Wi-Fi offering.
Building on ‘The science of great Wi-Fi’ paper, learn more about the key factors that impact the performance of Wi-Fi systems, including transmit power, antenna, and enclosure design.
For service providers, Wi-Fi 6 and 6E features promise several important business benefits.
With its exciting new features focused on efficiency and performance in dense real-world Wi-Fi environments, service providers have the ability to combat intense competition in the market, provide a superior Wi-Fi experience, and increase high-speed Internet service revenues.
A better rate and reach: Wi-Fi 6 systems offer (on average) 30 percent better rate and reach compared to earlier-generation Wi-Fi 5 (11ac) systems.
A jump on the competition: Providing subscribers with the latest Wi-Fi hardware enables service providers to stay ahead of the game.
A superior user experience: Service providers who offer carrier-grade, Wi-Fi 6-compatible systems, especially as part of a Managed Wi-Fi package, will stand apart in the market.
More premium service offerings: Improved performance drives increased demand for premium high-speed Internet and Managed Wi-Fi packages.
With its minimalist, compact design the BLAST u4 provides cost-effective delivery of powerful Wi-Fi 6 technology. It's ideal for subscribers looking for..." to "With the BLAST u4, you are now ready to support all subscribers - from those living in studio apartments to expansive homes.
Our most powerful WI-Fi 6 system, the BLAST u6 delivers lightning-fast speed, four (4) LAN ports, integrated voice services, and the ability to deliver superior throughput and complete coverage to every part of your subscribers’ homes.
Designed to address the specific requirements of small businesses and communities, the new line of Calix GigaPro systems will allow you to quickly address new markets.