Wi-Fi 6 would be Northern Africa regional common trend: Connectivity that is faster, more efficient

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The launch of Wi-Fi 6 services will allow for even faster data transfer speeds, enabling more innovations. It will also enhance interconnectedness in increasingly Northern Africa digitized economies.

Liu Hongliang, Vice-President of Huawei Northern Africa, Enterprise Solution Sales Dept.

As the epidemic continues in Northern Africa, more and more remote business conferences are being held. Telepresence-education and telemedicine become an urgent requirement. Terminal access is gradually becoming full wireless, for example, indoor Wi-Fi access of office laptops and mobile phones, and wireless access of various BYOD terminals in campus classrooms. This trend makes network administrators discover that Wi-Fi networks need to support more than 2-3 times of terminals quantity and each terminal requires more bandwidth than ever before. Therefore, upgrading existing Wi-Fi networks to Wi-Fi 6 has become a common trend.

Wi-Fi 6, the sixth generation of Wi-Fi, incorporates a large number of key 5G technologies. Compared to its predecessor, Wi-Fi 6 delivers a massive four-fold increase in network bandwidth and user concurrency. Network latency is further reduced from 30 ms to 20 ms.

Huawei is a frontrunner in this space and continues to expand its global footprint. It has led numerous technological breakthroughs in the developed world and has established a presence in emerging economies, which bodes well for the technology sector in the latter.

Benefits of Wi-Fi 6

  • Lightning speed: Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 delivers an air-interface rate as high as 10.75 Gbps, achieving an air-interface rate higher than the wired network rate at the campus network access layer for the first time.

In the future, there will be more than 10-fold increase in the number of terminals accessing enterprise Wi-Fi networks, and each terminal will require at least 50 Mbps bandwidth for HD video applications such as 4K video. Consequently, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 is designed with the industry’s largest number of spatial streams (16 in total), achieving an air-interface data rate of up to 10.75 Gbps, twice the industry average.

  • Always-on mobility: Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 stands out with strong coverage, zero packet loss, and ultra-low latency, meeting the network quality requirements of enterprises’ mission-critical services and ensuring zero interruptions.

To help enterprises connect key services to Wi-Fi networks, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 uses industry-unique smart antennas for more stable coverage. Compared with other Wi-Fi 6 products in the industry, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 doubles the signal strength, delivers 20% greater coverage distance, and ensures no signal degradation at the edge. Additionally, Huawei’s unique lossless roaming technology ensures zero-packet loss for key services during roaming, and achieves a roaming success rate of 100%, delivering more stable mobile operations and office work. Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 utilizes Dynamic Turbo technology (an intelligent application acceleration technology) to achieve ultra-low 10 ms latency, which is half the industry’s average. This ultra-low latency makes VR, AR, and HD videos more stable than ever.

  • 100 Mbps @ everywhere: Powered by Huawei’s innovative 5G technologies, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 achieves first-of-its-kind “100 Mbps @ everywhere” continuous networking at scale.

In the Wi-Fi industry, ensuring uninterrupted bandwidth and experience for each terminal on continuous networking at scale has always been a challenge. To overcome this challenge, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 has integrated multiple cutting-edge 5G technologies to the Wi-Fi network. Consequently, in high-density terminal access scenarios, each terminal can obtain stable 100 Mbps anytime, anywhere.

“We believe that wireless upgrades to Wi-Fi 6 will bring substantial changes to enterprises’ digital transformation journey, which differ greatly from previous Wi-Fi generations. Huawei has applied its leading 5G technologies to the latest AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 products that already integrate the most advanced antennas, algorithms, and networking technologies in the industry. Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 helps enterprises build a high-quality wireless campus network,” said Zhao Zhipeng, President of the campus network domain of Huawei’s Datacom Product Line. “We expect that this high-quality Wi-Fi 6 campus network can truly help enterprises to accelerate digital transformation in office, production, and service scenarios, while improving efficiency and experience. In the future, we will continue to innovate together with customers to create a fully-connected, intelligent, and simplified campus network that is powered by AirEngine, accelerating the entry into the fully wireless campus era as soon as possible.”

To find out more, visit the Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 website.

Last modified: September 27, 2020

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