WBA releases WiFi 6 guidelines

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In preparation for the impending release of next-generation WiFi technology later this year, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has released a white paper that provides deployment guidelines for a number of possible scenarios utilising the WiFi 6 technology.

This is the first step in operators, enterprises and cities getting the required tools needed to embrace and deploy WiFi 6 when it’s released later this year.

According to a press release by the WBA, the dependence on WiFi continues to grow exponentially, driven by a number of factors:

  • The number of WiFi devices in the world – 9 billion – now outnumbers the 7.6 billion people on the planet.
  • Global enterprises this year will generate more than 33 billion exabytes of IP traffic. By 2022, that number will grow to more than 63 billion exabytes of IP traffic, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23 percent.
  • WiFi is the primary access technology in most broadband households, with 76 per cent of US households using WiFi as the primary broadband connection.

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