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802.11ax: The Sixth Generation of Wi-Fi

May 25, 2018

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Wireless has evolved dramatically over the last 15 years. The way that Wi-Fi is used in our everyday life today could not be envisioned at the turn of the century.

The explosion of personal devices, IoT and the applications that drive today’s business can be attributed to wireless. Part of this growth has been driven by the Wi-Fi standards, which have also evolved over time. Different standards being released every few years address the current and future needs of business, organizations, service providers and consumers. We are approaching another milestone in this Wi-Fi journey with the pending ratification of what will be the sixth generation of Wi-Fi: 802.11ax.

Cisco, along with other vendors have been working with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on 802.11ax.

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