Breakthrough in WiFi technology to bring 10Gbps in 2015


Current internet connection speeds range from 5Mbps to 20Mbps, providing users plenty of options when it comes to choosing the right plan for handling internet traffic. But let’s face it, as more users around the world rely on their digital devices for everything including work, entertainment, and social interaction, and as online content continues to increase its data intensiveness, even the promised 50Mbps transfer speeds may not be enough to handle all of our content demands.

Fortunately, California-based Quantenna Communications, a leading provider of Wi-Fi networks, has recently announced the development of WiFi technology capable of data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.

According to Stanford professor of electrical engineering Andrea Goldsmith, “Quantenna’s 8×8 architecture with adaptive beamforming demonstrates that the ‘massive MIMO‘ promise of significantly higher throughput, robustness, and reduced interference can be realized in practice,” and that “this architecture will also significantly enhance the capabilities of MU-MIMO, allowing it to support interference-free transmission to many more devices simultaneously. These technology advances will transform the landscape of applications and devices that Wi-Fi can support. As we move into an era of exponentially-growing video usage and the Internet of Things, the 8×8 architecture and MU-MIMO technologies will become essential in all high-performance Wi-Fi devices.” (quote extracted from BGR)

Quantenna hopes to bring these speeds to market in 2015.

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