UAE-based leading telecommunications service provider, du, and Qualcomm, Monday announced that they have successfully showcased 802.11ad Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology (also known as WiGig) during the recent GITEX Technology Week in Dubai.
802.11ad delivers peak speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, lower latency, and improved network capacity. Utilizing millimeter-wave spectrum (mmWave) at 60GHz, 802.11ad serves as a foundational technology for 5G.
du which is smart city partner for Wi-Fi in Dubai has recently launched “WiFi UAE” with 300+ hotspots. Together with 5G technologies, 802.11ad will enable du to provide multi-gigabit wireless connectivity across its networks, said du in a statement.
As an important step in the evolution of Wi-Fi, 802.11ad is designed to enable a new class of applications and services such as wire-equivalent docking, low-latency video streaming, multimedia kiosks, untethered VR glasses and more. Working seamlessly with 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11ad is designed to transform the experiences for Wi-Fi users, whether it be it in the office, home or public venues.