Huawei achieves Wi-Fi breakthrough, successfully tests speed of 10Gbps at 5GHz

By Jayesh Shinde | Published on 02 Jun 2014
Huawei achieves Wi-Fi breakthrough, successfully tests speed of 10Gbps at 5GHz

Achieving a new wireless data transfer breakthrough, Huawei successfully tested 802.11ax, the next-gen Wi-Fi standard, with data speeds up to 10Gbps at 5GHz.


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The world of wireless technology is not only catching up to the blitzkrieg of converging hardware platforms, but it’s now driving ahead of the curve, pushing the threshold to a whole new level. Something that most devices are incapable of handling.

Huawei successfully tested Wi-Fi transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps at 5GHz in their test labs in China.

Actually, they achieved a peak transfer rate of 10.53 Gbps over the standard 5GHz frequency band -- which is quite mindboggling if you think of it, because there are next to no devices that can handle that kind of throughput. No routers, no smartphones, no laptops. Zilch.

That’s why we’re glad to hear that Huawei is only working towards standardizing this superfast Wi-Fi breakthrough by 2018. This gives enough time for the ecosystem of supporting devices (at both client and server side) to come up parallely.

To put things in perspective, take a look at the Wi-Fi standards below:

  • 802.11n = up to 600 Mbps throughput (2009)

  • 802.11ac = up to 1.7 Gbps throughput (becoming mainstream right now)

  • 802.11ad (WiGig) = up to 7Gbps throughput (i.e. peak throughput of 802.11ac, expected soon)

  • 802.11ax = up to 10Gbps throughput (expected by 2018)

Why is Huawei pushing the boundary of wireless standards (802.11ax) and not IEEE? According to one report, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 WLAN meeting held from May 12-15, 2014 in Hawaii, Dr. Osama Aboul Magd from Huawei was elected as the 802.11ax WLAN standard task group chair to focus on the development of the next generation 10Gbps WiFi standard planned for launch in 2018.

Are you happy with the pace of innovation in wireless data transfer protocol? What will you do with all this Wi-Fi capabilities?

Jayesh Shinde

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