Wi-Fi 6 Network use debuts in Africa

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Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, bridges the performance gap to deliver at ten-gigabit speeds. This standard allows faster network performance by connecting more devices simultaneously.

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One of the world’s highest-level, decision-making body on the environment, The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held in Nairobi Kenya, March 2019.

The historic Assembly provides a framework for shifting global economic systems towards more sustainable trajectories that tackle environmental challenges. This year’s theme was on Innovative Solutions to Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production.

According to reports, Present was Ruckus Networks. Who successfully completed the first use case application of Wi-Fi 6 in Africa.

Connectivity across the venue, expo, conference, and meeting rooms was critical and Ruckus delivered the Wi-Fi 6 experience with their R730 access points (APs).

“Wi-Fi has transitioned through six generations over the last 25 years, where speed and efficiency have improved tremendously,” said Riaan Graham, sales director for Ruckus Networks sub-Saharan Africa. “The latest sixth-generation Wi-Fi, based on the 802.11ax standard, not only supports a maximum data rate of nearly 10 Gbps for better speed, but will provide better performance in congested areas—from stadiums and city deployments to your own device-packed home. This was clearly seen with the speed and performance achieved at UNEA-4, with 50 Ruckus APs supporting approximately 733GB for over 4700 clients with an average speed of 105.9Mbps each day.” Source: IT NEWS Africa

Some key benefits of Wi-Fi 6 technology include:

  • Higher data rates
  • Increased capacity
  • Performance in environments with many connected devices
  • Improved power efficiency

Wi-Fi 6 provides the foundation for a host of existing and emerging uses from streaming ultra high-definition movies, to mission-critical business applications requiring high bandwidth and low latency, to staying connected and productive while traversing large, congested networks in airports and train stations.

“Bridging the demand/Performance gab would be made easier once this is fully integrated into the African systems.” Takor David (Jongo Hub)

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