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What Makes WiFi 6 so Special for Service Providers?

Service providers currently face increasing pressure from their subscribers as they adopt new applications which require much higher throughput speeds and simultaneous connections to multiple devices. WiFi 6 meets the ever-increasing demands for high-performance. WiFi 6 features 1024-QAM which provides high-throughput in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band and supports MU-MIMO & Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA). This improves the channel capacity and efficiency for enabling more clients to access the AP. 11ax dual-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) technology helps Service Providers overcome the limitations of single while maximizing each band’s merits. Used in combination with the 1024-QAM, it increases maximum physical (PHY) data transfer speeds to 10 Gbps.


Here are several features which were also designed to improve the WiFi quality:

What makes WiFi 6 so special for Service Providers

  1. DL/UL MU-MIMO
    Zyxel 11ax (WiFi 6) devices incorporate uplink MIMO support allowing multiple users to upload data concurrently. Increasing the number of MU-MIMO clients that can connect to the device improves network efficiency and overall capacity.

    The implementation of MU-MIMO on the uplink also allows Service Providers to expand the capacity of your services in those industries which require simultaneous real-time data exchange among multiple devices. This is essential in areas that use high-bandwidth applications such as AR/VR gaming or live broadcast HD video.
  2. Resource Scheduling
    Service Providers can increase the efficiency of their services across multiple data applications and increase the satisfaction level of your subscribers through RU scheduling. By rationalizing the usage of the transmission channels, and allocating and scheduling the resource units, the transmission channel can be reused, and the network can support more simultaneous communications.
  3.  Color BSS
    BSS reduces interference between same-channel APs by adding channel color information, increasing network capacity and stability.

As the leading broadband solution provider, Zyxel delivers technological innovations for an array of network deployments. Whether you are establishing broadband access through DSL, Ethernet, or fiber technologies, we have a comprehensive and flexible solution that is right for you and your customers. Zyxel’s full range of future ready WiFi 6 CPEs will help you forge new business opportunities by creating an unprecedented WiFi experience for your subscribers.

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