20 years after the emergence of Wi-Fi wireless connectivity technology, it is expected that in 2019 the new standard will be consolidated in Mexico: Wi-Fi 6.
"This new standard will make consumption more responsible for the battery of the devices, will have lower latency and greater efficiency and reach. It will allow more optimal connectivity in high-traffic areas such as sports stadiums and congested areas," explained Osama Aboul-Magd, president of the IEEE standard 802.11ax working group.
During the panel discussion on "WiFi 6: Facing the challenge of connectivity in Mexico", organized by the IDC consultancy, it was commented that the proliferation of new devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) in business environments has turned to Wi-Fi in a fundamental need for connectivity.
In this regard, Alberto Arellano, Telecom Senior Analyst of IDC Mexico, said that in 2022 25% of the workforce will be mobile, so mobile-first initiatives will be a priority, which means that Wi-Fi 6 will provide a ground fertile for the development of new applications and companies that help analyze, manage and amplify networks.
According to IDC, currently the Wi-Fi network 6 is used by 30 billion devices worldwide that can reach speeds of 500 Mbps, almost 20% more than the previous standard. In addition, it allows using the 2.4 and 5 GHz networks simultaneously.
In the opinion of Arellano, in 2021 Wi-Fi 6 will be the standard with the greatest participation in the market if companies in our country have an early adoption.
"Digital transformation initiatives in organizations should consider Wi-Fi 6 connectivity as the central axis and articulator of the technological and business elements".