Huawei achieves high Wi-Fi speeds of 10Gbps in trial

Ultrafast broadband will benefit big data projects and areas demanding high-speed connections, networking vendor claims

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Huawei claims to have succesfully tested 10Gbps Wi-Fi, which offers Wi-Fi speeds up to ten times faster in comparison to what is on offer today.

The trials, which took place at Huawei's campus in Shenzen, reached speeds of 10.53Gbps on 5GHz frequency bands and means faster data could be used for high-intensity big data projects.

Huawei says its ultrafast broadband will be the next generation of Wi-Fi and will help to: "Deliver a better user experience, especially in densely populated environments requiring high density deployment such as enterprise offices, airports, stadiums, shopping malls and coffee shops."

More demanding mobile apps and growing data consumption means higher transmission rates are required, leading Huawei to investigate the legitimacy of providing 10Gbps internet.

Huawei started looking into growing Wi-Fi demands in 2010 to ensure it doesn't become saturated in certain high-traffic areas.

The company said in a statement: "By utilising innovative 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 ten-fold increase in spectrum efficiency."

Currently the fastest commercially available Wi-Fi standard is 802.11ac which uses the 80 to 160MHz bands. This new standard will be called 802.11ax and aims to deliver at least a minimum four times speed improvement compared to today's technology, with speeds up to ten times what is currently available.

Huawei said ultrafast broadband should be commercially available from 2018, although this depends on the agreement of global standard requirements and availability of chipsets that are able to handle the faster Wi-Fi.

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