As Wi-Fi networks become more crowded with connected devices, it’s important that bandwidth is distributed in the most efficient way possible. Our 802.11ac technology, featuring Qualcomm® MU|EFX Multi-user MIMO does just that by serving each device simultaneously, and in turn making your network up to 3x faster while improving user throughput.
Although traditional Single-User MIMO networks can serve multiple devices, these networks may only serve them one at a time. This latency is not ideal for the increasing number of Wi-Fi devices in homes and traffic congestion at public places. In fact, it actually creates a drop in throughput and capacity, which then may decrease the speed and overall experience of networks. MU|EFX MU-MIMO changes the way Wi-Fi works by allowing multiple devices to be served simultaneously. This increases the individual user throughput as well as the overall capacity by up to three times.
Qualcomm MU|EFX Multi-user MIMO
May 14, 2018
Wi-Fi Advanced 11ac
May 11, 2012
802.11ac MU-MIMO has seen strong traction and is becoming main-stream with commercial launches of many access points, smart gateways, mobile devices, laptops and more. ABI Research estimates MU-MIMO IC shipments to cross 660 million by 2016, and reach 3.2 billion by 2019.