Huawei says that it has successfully achieved the industry’s first 10Gbps Wi Fi service in laboratory trials at Huawei’s campus in Shenzhen.
The 10Gbps Wi-Fi prototype achieved a record transmission data rate of 10.53Gbps on 5GHz frequency bands. The success of this prototype development, and the ten folds increase in spectrum efficiency that made it possible, paves the way for the validation of technologies needed to support the creation of next generation Wi-Fi.
As the demand for ultra-fast connectivity for smartphone applications continues to drive the need for higher data transmission rates, the next generation of WiFi access will need to deliver a better user experience, especially in densely populated environments requiring high density deployment.
To address this growing need, Huawei started research in 2010 to focus on innovation surrounding new WiFi architectures that would break the logjam of classical WiFi wideband radio and baseband processing to increase user data rates. By utilizing technologies such as MIMO-OFDA, intelligence spectrum allocation, interference coordination and hybrid access, the next generation of Wi-Fi networks will provide dense networking for ultra-hot-zone services with a tenfold increase in spectrum efficiency.
Huawei said that it believes that ultrafast Wi-Fi could become commercially available from 2018 pending the agreement of global standards requirements and sufficient chipset availability.