The latest emerging Wi-Fi: The Sixth Generation of Wi-Fi
Wireless communication has established itself as a dominant and preferred medium in the enterprise network’s. The ability for users to connect immediately to the network from any location, on any device, is not a luxury; it is a business necessity.
In the enterprise network, several means and technologies exist to support this need. As is the case with all wireless networks, these enterprise wireless systems require robust and capable Cabling Infrastructure to fulfill their requirements.
IEEE 802.11ax is also known as Wi-Fi 6 by the Wi-Fi Alliance. This is one of the Wireless Specification Standards, of IEEE 802.11, expecting to be fully deployed by late this year, 2019. This IEEE 802.11ax standard is thought to be high efficiency wireless.
IEEE 802.11ax was designed to operate in all Band Spectrum between 1 and 7 GHz when it is available in addition to the 2.4 and 5 GHz that is already in existence.
Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation of Wi-Fi in a journey of nonstop wireless innovations and standards. The standard builds on the strength and capacity of IEEE 802.11ac while adding efficiency, flexibility, resilient and scalability.
Wi-Fi 6 works with high-speed Gigabit Ethernet wireless like 5G while providing the reliability and predictability typically found in licensed radio.
This advancement in performance for new and existing networks increases speed and capacity for the next generations of advanced applications, such as seamless mobile roaming, 4K or 8K video, high-definition collaboration apps, AI and ML driven apps, all-wireless offices, and the Internet of Things (IOT), even in high-density environments.
The devices that was shown and presented at the CES 2018 has a super speed of 11Gbit/s. The throughput speed is 4x higher than IEEE 802.11ac and latency is 75% down.
To improve Spectrum resilient and efficient utilization, the new version of IEEE 802.11ax introduces method such as Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Access (OFMDA), higher order 1024-QAM modulation, Uplink direction plus the Downlink direction of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) and Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO).
To increased throughput, dependency improvements in power consumption and Security protocols such as Target Wake Time (TWT) and WPA3.
Benefits of Wi-Fi 6
Provides a consistent, resilient and dependable network connection for a seamless experience.
Achieves speed up to four times faster than 802.11ac to drive more applications.
Transmits more data to more clients than previous Wi-Fi standards, including Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing.
- Enhanced Features.
Improves battery efficiency in smartphones, tablets, and IOT devices. Better Wi-Fi coverage and support for 2.4 GHz.
Make 802.11ax ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and Cloud Computing.
More clients means more complexity. Cisco DNA solutions such as SD-Access, Cisco DNA Assurance and the New Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers, are all Wi-Fi 6 ready.
Cisco wants all their customers to opt-in for the right solutions, so get your network ready for the innovations that Wi-Fi 6 will offer.
Outfitting your network with the new Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series controllers is the best place to start, as they have the right performance for any enterprise network.
The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points can be managed by all Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers. In addition, they are also supported by the Cisco 3504, 5520, and 8540 wireless controllers and the Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller (VWLC) in local, flex, and fabric modes. Support for Cisco Catalyst 9100 in Mobility Express will be available in the future said Cisco.
The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points are designed to work with Cisco DNA Center (Release 1.2.10 and later) for Simplified Network management and orchestration, with automation, assurance, and topology support. They can also be managed by Cisco Prime Infrastructure (Release 3.6 and later).