The year 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of Wi-Fi, and its adoption and evolution shows no signs of slowing down. The need for faster, more reliable, more efficient, and more widespread Wi-Fi coverage is becoming increasingly vital in a world filled with more Wi-Fi devices at both ends of the performance spectrum, from high-throughput and low-latency applications to battery-constrained Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Though the growing reach of Wi-Fi will be driven by a number of advancements, such as Wi-Fi’s expansion into the 60 Gigahertz (GHz) and sub-1 GHz bands through WiGig and HaLow, the most exciting, and potentially transformative, change to the Wi-Fi landscape is the anticipated availability of 6 GHz spectrum over the next few years.

This whitepaper provides insight into what is driving 6 GHz adoption, the significant
benefits that 6 GHz will provide, and the expected timeline surrounding its launch.
Finally, ABI Research provides strategic recommendations for technology implementers.

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