One year after it was first announced , the WiFi 6 Enhanced wireless connection standard (or WiFi 6E for short) is becoming a reality, with the first products supporting it being officially approved by the World Wi-Fi Alliance. During the first months of 2021, the shelves are expected to be filled with routers, laptops and smartphones that support the technology, when later in the year they will also be joined by TV screens and virtual reality (VR) products.
Chipset Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm (Qualcomm) provides support for the standard, and therefore most of the 2021 flagship devices, including the Galaxy S21 models Samsung (Samsung) in the US, are also expected to support WiFi 6E. Some manufacturers can not resist announced Compatible products even before the official approval, such as Shaumi, which introduced the AX6000 network router last month and continues to boast of its impressive performance.
The WiFi 6E standard actually doubles the free bandwidth for a wireless Internet connection, and adds an additional communication frequency of 6 GHz, to the existing two (2.4 and 5 GHz). The connection speed itself will not change, which stands at 6.9 Gbps per second, even at 5 or 6 GHz, just like WiFi 6, which is already capable of providing almost 10 times more speed than the previous device. However, the change concerns the problem of overcrowding in the wireless spectrum, which has become increasingly crowded in recent years, especially in light of the rapid and powerful entry of smart products connected to the home network.
The standard has already been approved by the regulator in the United States, the European Union, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, but in Israel the Ministry of Communications has not yet addressed the new technology.