Jul 2, 2019
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The recent launch of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard is driving discussion around how to define a premium tier offering. Wi-Fi 6 networks are designed to deliver massive amounts of capacity as efficiently as possible, to as many devices as possible (sounds a lot like another technology we know a thing or two about here at Qualcomm Technologies). And it’s at the premium tier where that promise will be most aggressively implemented in networking devices. Which begs the question: What are the features and implementation that will deliver the premium Wi-Fi 6 experience?
A new research brief from Strategy Analytics seeks to answer that question. In this brief, a case is made for 8x8 MU-MIMO as a must-have premium tier offering to deliver Wi-Fi 6 performance for the 5G era.
At Qualcomm Technologies, we prioritized the implementation of these key features, as evidenced by their commercial availability end-to-end, from networking to mobile and computing, to support the most compelling experiences. For example, our Qualcomm IPQ807X networking platform supports 8x8 MU-MIMO and pairs neatly with multiple Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platforms (starting with Snapdragon 855) capable of taking full advantage of 8x8 MU-MIMO, thanks to the 8-stream sounding feature.