Huawei has announced that it has successfully tested the industry’s first 10Gbps Wi-Fi service. This important trial, which delivered data over Wi-Fi 10 times faster than the fastest existing Wi-Fi capability commercially available today, will enable a new era of big data applications by using ultra-fast Wi-Fi technology based on advanced next generation architecture to boost data rates to 10Gbps. According to Huawei, the ultrafast Wi-Fi is expected to be commercially available from 2018 pending the agreement of global standards requirements and sufficient chipset availability.
The 10Gbps Wi-Fi prototype achieved a record transmission data rate of 10.53Gbps on 5GHz frequency bands. The success of this prototype development, and the ten folds increase in spectrum efficiency that made it possible, paves the way for the validation of technologies needed to support the creation of next generation Wi-Fi.
As the demand for ultra-fast connectivity for smartphone applications continues to drive the need for higher data transmission rates, the next generation of Wi-Fi access will need to deliver a better user experience, especially in densely populated environments requiring high density deployment such as enterprise offices, airports, stadiums, shopping malls and coffee shops.
To address this growing need, Huawei launched next generation Wi-Fi technology research in 2010 to focus on innovation surrounding new Wi-Fi architectures that would break the logjam of classical Wi-Fi wideband radio and baseband processing to increase user data rates. Huawei continues to actively promote and invest in the research and development of advanced technologies for Wi-Fi and is recognized as a leading contributor to the development of next generation Wi-Fi standards.