Huawei successfully tests next-gen 10Gbps Wi-Fi, aims to have it commercialised by 2018

Huawei has announced the successful testing of the industry’s first 10Gbps Wi-Fi service in laboratory trials at the company's campus in Shenzhen, China.


Huawei, which is one of the biggest information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, says the test delivered data over Wi-Fi 10 times faster than the fastest existing commercially available Wi-Fi capability.


The 10Gbps Wi-Fi prototype achieved a record transmission data rate of 10.53Gbps on 5GHz frequency bands. Huawei's press release on the test says the technology could hit mainstream in the next five years.


"The success of this prototype development, and the ten folds increase in spectrum efficiency that made it possible, paves the way for the validation of technologies needed to support the creation of next generation Wi-Fi. Huawei believes that ultrafast Wi-Fi could become commercially available from 2018 pending the agreement of global standards requirements and sufficient chipset availability."


Huawei started tests on the next-generation Wi-Fi technology in 2010 to focus on innovation in Wi-Fi wideband radio and baseband processing to increase user data rates. It has achieved the 10Gbps Wi-Fi service through technologies such as MIMO-OFDA, intelligence spectrum allocation, interference coordination and hybrid access. It says next-gen networks will provide dense networking for ultra-hot-zone services with a tenfold increase in efficiency and reduced latency.

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