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802.11ad with increase WiFi speed five times

There have been lately new experiments with the newest version of the 802.11 standard, also known as WiFi. Samsung seems to be ahead as the developer group and states that they can achieve transfer rates of up to 4,6Gbps, five times the maximum current speed.

To achieve these speeds, Samsung has used a band of 60GHz for the 802.11ad, going further from the 5GHz of the AC version, and they have commented:

"Unlike the current WiFi technology, which operates in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, the 802.11ad standard by Samsung at 60GHz maintains maximum speed to eliminate interference between channels, regardless of the number of devices that are using the same network"

However, we must not forget that such speeds are usually achieved in controlled environments and are usually too "ideal". We don’t know if these are direct vision link rates, or consequences in the range of coverage, for example. These things are not mentioned in the referenced article.

In summary, the WiFi technology continues advancing, and even though it is quite widespread today, it still has a long way to go, especially in terms of stability. This new version that we are talking about still has plenty of time to see the light and it’s still not completely defined.

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