Wi-Fi Alliance has officially launched the Wi-Fi Certified 6 certification program, also known as the 802.11ax and the successor to Wi-Fi 5.

According to Wi-Fi Alliance, the new program will include improved features and capabilities that will enhance the overall Wi-Fi experience. The latest Wi-Fi generation will have higher performance, stronger connectivity and also latency improvements. 

What this all means is that the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 will support “more diverse set of devices and applications”, so it will be able to cater to a wide range of scenarios such as low power situations or high demanding environments. It is also reported to come with almost four times the capacity of Wi-Fi 5, meaning that it is able to enhance the connectivity among the massive amount of devices in an area — leading to more stable and equally-distributed connectivity in a crowded area.

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Wi-Fi 6 is official with higher connectivity, lower latency and better battery life 2A few of its features includes 160Mhz channels that offer higher performance with low latency by increasing the bandwidth, target wake time (TWT) that improves battery consumption in Wi-Fi devices and orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) that shares channels for higher network efficiency and lower latency in crowded areas with high demand for Wi-Fi.

You’ll need to make sure your devices support Wi-Fi 6 for it to be functioning, so if your router has been there for years, you’ll probably need to get a new one. Also, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are Wi-Fi 6 compatible.

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