Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the worldwide industry body dedicated to improving Wi-Fi services and standards, today announced the conclusion of five trial deployments of Wi-Fi 6 across diverse markets. In one trial, Kyrio partnered with CableLabs and Intel to assess the performance of Wi-Fi 6 in residential setting including Singe-family unit (SFU) and Multi-Dwelling units (MDU).
The deployments show that Wi-Fi 6, with wider channels up to 160 MHz, and capacity up to 9.6 Gbps (compared to 3.5 Gbps in Wi-Fi 5), can enable nearly three times faster gigabit data rates. Wi-Fi 6 is also now proven to deliver better reliability, lower latency, more deterministic behavior, and better network efficiency, especially in environments with many connected devices. Wi-Fi 6 will help with congestion problems, increase densification of the network – helping to connect more devices, and enable new use cases.