The emerging, game-changing technology of 802.11ax will focus on network efficiency and traffic management in an effort to clean up the congestion, increasing capacity up to 4X.
Despite wireless speeds continuing to increase, high density environments are experiencing congestion due to the number of client devices and need for more APs. Both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands will see benefits, though it is recommended that ax operate in the 5GHZ band.
Full adoption will take place in 2019, with some products emerging in 2018.
Who will benefit?
Any venue with large numbers of APs and connections, such as:
- Shopping malls
- Citywide Wi-Fi
- Theme parks
- Dense suburban