The new wit generation begins its expansion. The partnership of companies that ensures the operability, security and reliability of wireless interactions between devices and the network (Wi-Fi Alliance) has begun this week to certify the new wireless connection technology, the sixth. This endorsement will allow the multiplication of routers and devices prepared for the new wireless connection standard (IEEE 802.11ax), something that companies like Apple, Samsung, Huawei or Asus have advanced. Wifi 6 brings more security, speed and density in traffic.
The confluence of 5G, the latest mobile generation, with a more advanced Wi-Fi protocol is fundamental for a society in which, according to the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index report, global Internet traffic in three years will be 29% wired, 51% wired, 51% by wifi and 20% per mobile. In Spain, the forecast is higher: 24% wired, 64% wifi and 12% mobile.
The new wireless standard offers three to four times the performance of the previous version latency (immediate connection) less than milliseconds and support for up to 70 devices per 100 square meters. The 160 MHz channel utilization capacity increases bandwidth to deliver higher performance with low latency, the equivalent of a highway allowing more vehicles to pass through in less time.
Current home or enterprise equipment will support the new protocol, although they will not bring out the potential performance of the new connection, which allows for a higher data transmission rate and capacity up to 10 Gbps upload.Dozens of people, connected to a public wifi.
Current Wifi, to the limit
The highest traffic density it allows is crucial when 12 billion interconnected devices are expected to be available in the next four years. Multiple input and output (MIMOs) allow more data to be transferred at the same time, making it easier for access points (APs) to simultaneously manage more devices "The growing number of connected personal and IoT devices bring the current wifi to your Limits," acknowledges Tenglong Deng, General Manager of Asus Wireless Networks and Devices on the Alliance website.
Environments such as schools, companies, stations, airports, hotels or shopping malls will be the main beneficiaries of the new wi-fi generation, since the simultaneous connection of dozens of devices results in a loss in the quality of the service,
In this sense, the incorporation of Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology allows sharing channels to facilitate a shorter response time to connection demand when there are many users trying to access a Wi-Fi point, greater stability against interference and safer, higher quality and capacity transmissions. This system allows you to determine the importance of the information that is demanded and generate smart packets that do not collapse the network.
In addition, the new wifi provides greater security, even with weak passwords, thanks to the addition of the third update of the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3), and a lower power consumption of the connected devices, as the access points are they communicate with each other to connect a moving user (Band Service Set or Color BSS) and it is the router that tells the mobile that new information is available without the user having to periodically search. Target Activation Time (TWT) significantly improves network efficiency and battery life for devices, including Internet of Things.
"Wi-Fi 6 devices provide improved performance for emerging applications such as virtual and augmented reality used in e-Learning, telepresence, or healthcare. It also provides operators with more capabilities to support advanced connectivity in stores, stadiums, and transportation hubs, including a growing range of location-based applications and services," explains the grouping of companies.
"Wi-Fi certification marks the beginning of a new era to provide better performance in all environments for users, greater network capacity for service providers, and new opportunities for advanced applications," says the president of the alliance, Edgar Figueroa,Presentation of the GlobePeer Remote of the company DE-CIX in Madrid.
The growing demand for information sharing with speed, capacity and reliability trying to meet new technologies requires other infrastructures. Madrid has joined this network with the arrival of new services such as the GlobePeer Remote of the company DE-CIX, which incorporates the Spanish capital into an ecosystem of interconnection with 1,743 networks from a hundred countries, including Frankfurt , Munich, Dusseldorf, New York, Palermo, Istanbul and Marseille, one of the global hubs of the cloud business and a gateway to the Middle East and Asia.
THE goal of DE-CIX is to make Madrid the main interconnection point in southern Europe and act, together with Lisbon, as access to traffic flow from West Africa and America to Europe, replacing London.
Chrstoph Dietzel, the company's R&D manager, explains that these interconnection centers reduce latency and increase quality, speed, and data exchange capacity by avoiding distances between service providers. They are an advantage over satellite or cloud connections, which are insufficient for certain digital industries or scientific applications, where high network capacity is critical. "If you want to participate in the great Internet, these infrastructures are needed," he says,
These interconnection centers optimize the new generation of mobile and wireless connection and are necessary in the processes of building smart cities, where the immediacy of information and the high capacity of data exchange are fundamental to the operation of certain services.