Wireless Networks

A slow connection is usually common in congested places and often results in a large battery drain. Although that may change very soon.

The Wi-Fi Alliance, the body that promotes this technology in the world, has just presented a new version that will arrive in 2019 and with which it hopes to provide a new network connectivity experience.

It has been called wifi 6 and is "the next generation of Wi-Fi based on 802.11ax technology", a standard (actually, its original technical name) that will give the router more capabilities and that will allow, among other things, fewer interruptions when we surf the internet.

The wifi 6 is designed to offer more reach and coverage, so that connecting in "dense environments", such as bars, stadiums or concerts, is not so difficult.

The 6 "Wi-Fi networks will provide the capacity, coverage and performance required by users," said the Wi-Fi Alliance.

2. More speed

One of the consequences of decongesting networks is that the connection can be better and faster.

And that is precisely one of the strongest arguments of wifi 6: that users can connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot without failures.

3. Performance

One of the usual problems with wifi is that it consumes a lot of battery. There are many Internet users who ask Google and other search engines what are the tricks to prevent that from happening.

Wifi 6 will mean lower battery costs: Up to two thirds less than what current standards on mobile phones consume.

That will allow us to be more connected without turning off the phone or the computer due to lack of battery, which also saves energy.

4. Resolution 8K

It seems that the 8K is a thing of the future, but it is already here.

It is a resolution that quadruples that of the UltraHD, and whose images are composed of 33 million dots or pixels (in a 4K, they are "only" 8.8 million).

Wifi 6 is already compatible with current devices, but is still not available in the market.

Some companies have already begun to develop chips, although the adoption of this technology at a general level is not expected until 2019.

The final date, however, is to be defined. And the time it takes to establish will depend on the manufacturers, software developers and internet providers

Once underway, a small number next to the wifi icon will warn us if we are connected.

And it is possible that soon instead of asking for "free wifi" ask if they have wifi 6.

Taken from: BBC Mundo