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The new Wi-Fi standard promises to double your current speed

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Much we had wait since back in 2009 it began to speak of a new Wi-Fi standard that would literally for, or at least so they described, revolutionize the wireless connections of our home. This new standard, known as WiGig and identified with the name of IEEE 802. 11ad it was officially approved in 2013 and since then we have had to wait for that finally approve the certification to bring to market the first devices.

After more than three years of waiting since the standard was approved, the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced today same official WiGig standard certification, finally a high speed connection capable of reaching the 8 Gbps in ideal conditions and the first devices to reach the market although, in the medium term, as is announced This speed should reach the 80 to 100 Gbps.


Although WiGig doubles speed, it has several limitations that we must bear in mind.

Now well, this standard also has its limitations since its conditions imply a detail very important and is that WiGig is thought to implement is in locations where not exist obstacles as walls or large plates metal. It must be taken into account that devices cannot be away more than 10 meters between them. As you can see, it seems a rather limited idea although it seems ideal to implement, for example, in classrooms where are downloaded and consumed 4 K content, data is transmitted wirelessly to virtual reality, sharing desktops, mobile, desktop…

At this point, note that to get to achieve these speeds, WiGig will make use of a new 60 GHz frequency band. This band stands out, among other things, by allow a greater flow of data although, by against, has much less force that them bands more common with which also is compatible, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz or directly the of 900 MHz used by HaLow.

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