Wi-Fi 6E is almost here

An FCC win in the U.S. Court of Appeals has cleared the way for Wi-Fi 6E, a next-generation Wi-Fi standard that has the same theoretical top speed as 5GHz Wi-Fi, but will allow for up to seven maximum capacity Wi-Fi streams to broadcast in the same area at once without interfering with each other.

What’s after Wi-Fi 6E? IEEE 802.11be – aka Wi-Fi 7, of course – which will have up to 46 Gbps transfer rates but isn’t scheduled to be complete until 2024. In the meantime, get ready to enjoy better Wi-Fi connectivity with a new class of Wi-Fi 6E devices.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.


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