Adoption of 802.11ac Wave Accelerating in Mobile Devices & Infrastructure

by David Watkins | Dec 04, 2015

Significant Benefits to Users, Service Providers from MU-MIMO

Boston, MA - December 04, 2015 –The 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi standard has started to gain rapid traction, and will become the highest shipping Wi-Fi standard yet, as outlined in the report, “802.11ac Wave 2 with MU-MIMO: The Next Mainstream Wi-Fi Standard” published by the Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Component Services (RFWC).

According to Christopher Taylor, Director of RFWC, “802.11ac Wave 2 with MU-MIMO provides significant benefits to users and a better Wi-Fi user experience compared to 802.11n and 802.11ac Wave 1, but works best when both ends of the Wi-Fi connection have Wave 2 capable radio chips.  With the efforts of Qualcomm and other chip suppliers, more than 60 mobile device models with 802.11ac Wave 2 have now reached the market, and Wi-Fi equipment vendors have embraced Wave 2 for residential and enterprise Wi-Fi infrastructure applications.”

David Watkins, Director of the Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices service, added that “Hundreds of millions of Wave 2-enabled mobile devices will ship in 2016, leading to sales of tens of millions of Wave 2 routers and related infrastructure through 2017.”

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