Just as consumers are enthusing about 1Gbps fibre broadband, Huawei has upped the ante in wi-fi speed with the successful testing of 10Gbps wi-fi in laboratory trials at its Shenzhen campus.
This is a significant milestone, as it is marks the dawn of a new era in big data applications using ultra-fast wi-fi technology to boost data rates to 10Gbps.
The 10Gbps prototype achieved a record transmission data rate of 10.53Gbps on 5GHz frequency bands. The success of this prototype development, and the tenfold 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 ultra-fast wi-fi could become commercially available from 2018 pending the agreement of global standards requirements and sufficient chipset availability.
As demand for ultra-fast connectivity for smartphone applications continues to drive the need for higher data transmission rates, the next generation of wi-fi access will need to deliver a better user experience, especially in densely populated environments requiring high density deployment such as enterprise offices, airports, stadia, shopping malls, and coffee shops.