The Promise of 10Gbps Wi-Fi is Coming Next Year
Published on: 21st Apr 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
A Wi Fi chip vendor says that it is developing a Wi Fi router chipset that can support up to 10Gbps. That's 10 times faster than the fastest domestic internet connection and around 200 times the average speed.
But not until next year, at the earliest.
However, it only increases the speed within the Wi-Fi hotspot, so users on a 20Mbps internet connection will still have a 20Mbps internet connection -- but file sharing between connected devices will be considerably faster.
Quantenna Communications said that its new chips feature a novel architecture enabling MIMO configurations up to an unprecedented 8x8, speeds up to 10Gbps and universal support for MU-MIMO clients.
Massive MIMO is the industry term for an advanced radio utilizing an array of many antennas to dramatically increase capacity through multi-user MIMO processing.
Quantenna plans to complement its 4x4 offerings by making the first 10G Wi-Fi chipsets available in 2015, including support for MIMO configurations up to 8x8.