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Monday, September 16, 2019

New Wifi Standard 6 Released.

Detailed piece.  Apple mentioned Wi-Fi 6 being supported in the latest phones.   Claims to be faster, and be more efficient for multiple users on a single network, promising for the smart home.   But you will need to get new hardware to get the advantages.

Faster Wi-Fi officially launches today   By Jacob Kastrenakes in theVerge

The next generation of Wi-Fi has been trickling out over the past year, but this week, its launch is going to accelerate. The Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization that oversees implementation of the Wi-Fi standard, is launching its official Wi-Fi 6 certification program. That might sound boring, but it means the Wi-Fi 6 standard is truly ready to go, and tech companies will soon be able to advertise their products — mostly brand new ones — as certified to properly support Wi-Fi 6.

Wi-Fi 6 includes a bunch of new technologies that combine together to make Wi-Fi more efficient. This is particularly important because of just how many devices we all have these days — it’s not unusual for a family to have a dozen or more gadgets all connected to a Wi-Fi network at once. “The home scenario today looks like the dense deployment of yesterday,” says Kevin Robinson, marketing leader for the Wi-Fi Alliance.  .... "

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