Wi-Fi 2018: What Does The Future Look Like

Wi-Fi 2018 What does the future look like

Wi-Fi has become an incredibly common word and people do not give it much thought other than being aware of the fact that they can get access to the wireless internet anywhere they want. Whether you are at a coffee shop, library or an airport, the internet is only a second away but the question arises; what does the future hold for this technology.

Wi-Fi’s Origin

The earliest standards of Wi-Fi were 802.11a and 802.11b and ran at a frequency of 5GHz and 2.4 GHz correspondingly. By the year 2000, the most common standard of Wi-Fi was 802.11b and a bandwidth of 11 Mbps. However, by the year 2003 802.11g became a standard and had an increased bandwidth of 54 Mbps.

Forward on to 2015 when 802.11ac hit the market and had the speed of 3Gbps. The introduction of this “ac” standard was the first time Multiple In, Multiple Out (MIMO) technology was used. This multiplied the capacity of the radios by allowing the signals to be transmitted over many antennas.

What Does The Future For Wi-Fi Hold

An addition in the ac standard, known as Wave 2 led to the introduction of a modulation technique known as Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing. This technique allowed the conversion of the high-speed data channel into many parallel low-speed channels; allowing for better coverage and longer distance reception.

This is the Wi-Fi standard of today.

What Does The Future For Wi-Fi Hold?

Behold the newest Wi-Fi standard in the market 802.11ax with dual-band capability and is designed to improve the spectral efficiency of the Wi-Fi. The key technology behind this network is something known as OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access). This is a transmission technique that will allow many devices to share not only the same access point but also shares the same Wi-Fi channel as well.

This ax Wi-Fi gear will be available to the public in early 2019.

Other Interesting Wi-Fi Standards For The Future

With the Internet of Things being the talk of the town, the question arises how will you connect thermostats, dishwashers and other devices to your network. Well, say hello to “ah.” This 802.11ah is known as Wi-Fi HaLow and runs of a frequency of 900 Mhz. This Wi-Fi will have a lower consumption of power along with a wider range and the ability to connect with IoT devices.


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