As part of Qualcomm Technologies' tri-band solution operating in the 60GHz band, 802.11ad complements the efficiency of 802.11ac by supporting ultra high-speed zones – as fast as 4.6Gbps. At this speed it’s possible to download a feature-length 4K movie in 18 seconds or a 1GB file from the cloud in three seconds. Not to mention, these ultra high-speed zones also help networks handle skyrocketing media traffic by increasing network capacity.
802.11ad utilizes a radio module of 32 antennas on the device and access point, and dynamically creates very narrow beams that focus towards specific users. This beamforming works with a wide swatch of spectrum (up to 2GHz) to provide multi-gigabit speeds to users. In turn, 802.11ad offers unprecedented power-per-bit efficiency that’s up to 5x higher throughput with a similar power consumption as 802.11ac. Plus, Qualcomm Technologies’ true tri-band also offers seamless transfer between 802.11ad and 802.11ac based on coverage, application, and context.
802.11ad: Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi transforming user experience
21 déc. 2015
This milestone will help pave the way for industry development of 802.11ad WiGig devices that can communicate and connect seamlessly with each other at amazing speeds of up to 4.6 Gbps. Moreover, this milestone underscores both companies’ commitment to the strong evolution of Wi-Fi, both infrastructure and peer-to-peer communications, as well as the critical role 802.11ad WiGig plays in this evolutionary process.