A recent report has confirmed that Wi-Fi 6 will be officially launched today in the market. And the technology will be launched just a few days following the launch of the new iPhones in the market.
Following the launch of the Wi-Fi 6, the smartphone manufacturers will be able to get their devices “Wi-Fi 6 Certified” and can also get the “Wi-Fi 6 Certified” label on their devices. All the new Apple iPhones including the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, all support Wi-Fi 6. All the said Apple devices will soon be certified under this program too, the sources confirmed.
Besides offering faster speeds, Wi-fi 6 will also offer longer-range, reduced battery consumption and greater security. The technology will also provide better management of multiple devices when they will be connected to a single Wi-Fi router or hotspot. This latter feature is of particular benefit to enterprise networks.
There are reports that in order to avoid the terminology getting too friendly, the Wi-Fi Alliance will make the certification label as Wi-Fi Certified 6.
“Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6, the industry certification program based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard, provides the capacity, efficiency, coverage, and performance required by users today in the most demanding Wi-Fi environments. Emphasizing quality connectivity in locations with hundreds or thousands of connected devices such as stadiums and other public venues, as well as corporate networks utilizing time-sensitive, high bandwidth applications, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 networks ensure each connected device performs at an optimum level. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 devices meet the highest standards for security and interoperability, and enable lower battery consumption, making it a solid choice for any environment, including the Internet of Things (IoT)”.
The new iPhone models including iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max will also be Wi-Fi 6 certified and these have already went on pre-order on September 13.