Wi-Fi is an integral part of the wireless landscape.
Wi-Fi is rapidly becoming ubiquitous. It is part of the solutions to the 1000x challenge, and a universal technology for “connected homes.” Wi-Fi is also exploring new opportunities such as wireless display, indoor positioning and others.
Part of the solution to the 1000x mobile data challenge.
Wi-Fi plays an important role in in addressing the 1000x challenge by opportunistically offloading data from 3G/4G macro networks. The next-gen 802.11ac offers 3x increase in throughput per stream, and takes it ever further with the future MU-MIMO support.
Virtually all the newer smartphones support Wi-Fi, and most of the 3G/4G small cells are expected to be integrated with Wi-Fi. Hence, industry is hard at work to make the interworking between 3G/4G and Wi-Fi robust and seamless.
Our device and small cell solutions not only support the standards mandated interworking features but also pack many more advanced algorithms.
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Universal technology in “connected homes”.
The diverse nature of the devices that are part of the “connected home” requires a range of connectivity technologies. Among all these, Wi-Fi is a universal technology effectively supporting all the major components of the connected home system, be it multimedia devices, life managements, home operators or anything else.
Qualcomm’s Hy-Fi™ solutions that combine mobility and flexibility of Wi-Fi with reliability and range of power line communication (PLC) play a major role in realizing the connected home vision.
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Opening new frontiers.
Wi-Fi, apart from its traditional role in offloading data and connected home, is also poised to make an impact in the relatively nascent areas of wireless display and indoor positioning.
Wi-Fi is in fact the foundation air link technology for all the wireless display solutions. The current solutions use Wi-Fi direct, part of 802.11n/ac and the future ones could adopt 11ad/WiGig which leverage bandwidth-rich 60 GHz spectrum.
Wi-Fi is an effective technology for indoor positioning. Qualcomm® IZatTM location services is an industry leading positioning solution which incorporates Wi-Fi for indoor positioning.
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