Wifi 6? What is it? I hear you ask.
This is the GHz band that internet WiFi frequencies work on. Currently we have 2.4GHz and 5GHz and the 6GHz will be next out towards the end of this year. This is still to be confirmed here in Europe. Having said that, this will take a few years to feel the benifit as it depends on your equipment and devices.
Ok, I am not technical (at all!) so this is how I understand it. Take a full bottle of water and stick a pin in to one side, when you pull out the pin you will have a slim jet of water that will reach quiet far. Ok, now take a nail and stick that on the otherside of the water bottle. You will have a larger amount of water but the reach is not as far as the otherside.
This is currently the 2.4GHz (pin size hole) and the 5GHz (nail size hole). The 5Ghz allows more data to pass, speeding up what you do on the internet. However, the WiFi signal is less and will not reach as far. This is why Telitec SL recommend the WiFi Mesh.
Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission voted recently to open up a plot of spectrum in the 6GHz band for unlicensed use — the same regulatory go-ahead that lets your router broadcast over the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. In other words, more air-waves for the WiFI Signal.
The new band of spectrum will also accommodate next-gen devices designed to tap into it and these should be out on sale by the end of the year.
So what? The biggest spectrum addition since the FCC cleared the way for Wi-Fi in 1989, so it’s a huge deal. This will more or less quadruples the space for WiFI devices. It also means less congestion that can slow your WiFi.
Will it Improve your WiFi
You may see a faster connection but it is when you change your devices, tablets, laptops that are capable of the WiFI 6 that you will see more of a difference. This is the main reason I say that it will take a few years.
If you are looking to update any of your devices right now, then look for the WiFi6 Certified sticker. Plus remember to contact your Internet Service Provider, as you will need a replacement router.
So, now you have your latest WiFi6 certified gadgets and you have your new WiFi 6 certified router, how much more speed are you going to get. This is still been tested. However, they are looking at a minimum 30% more and within distances of 5 feet could be up to 60% faster.
Wi-Fi 6 is designed to allow network access points like routers to communicate more efficiently with more users and devices at once, and in a way that helps them use less power. In addition, Wi-Fi 6 access points will be able to divy up each individual signal between multiple recipient devices.