What’s In It For WiFi? 5 Trends


This 2022, WiFi users demand more efficient, reliable, and better than ever connectivity. The higher demand for better-performing WiFi connections is driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) environments, including homes with dozens or more connected devices and industrial settings. As a result, the WiFi industry continues to adopt more features increasingly and create more innovative connectivity solutions.  

The WiFi Alliance, an internet group that has been around for more than 20 years, aids in the process of obtaining new features and capabilities in the market with different devices from different vendors. The group has plenty of standards and specifications developed within the organization. So, for example, is the principle of the WiFi Service Passpoint.

The principle behind the WiFi Service Passpoint is that if a user accesses a WiFi network, a Passpoint-enabled client device will automatically connect on the user’s next subsequent visits. As a result of the WiFi Service Passpoint, the user does not need to search for and choose a network, request WiFi access, and re-enter authentication credentials every time they visit. 

According to WiFi Alliance, the number of WiFi devices in use will reach nearly 18 billion in 2022. With this high growth rate, here are some trends we see coming soon! 

WiFI As An IoT Building Block

So what is IoT, and what does it stand for? IoT means the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things pertains to a system of interconnected computing and mechanical and electronic devices with a UID (unique identifier) and the ability to transfer data to a network of devices without human-to-human or even human-to-computer interaction. IoT devices provide and share the data through a connection to an IoT gateway or another edge device where the data is sent to the cloud to be analyzed or analyzed locally. Without human interaction, the devices can still put in the information and work. 

As time continued, more organizations began to rely increasingly on IoT networks to operate more efficiently and provide more effective customer service and technological solutions. In addition, they began to use IoT to understand customers better to deliver enhanced customer service, improve decision-making with the use of data and increase the value of the business. 

WiFi is now acknowledged as a foundation for IoT applications through its newest iterations of WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E, which employ orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) to improve performance in dense environments. In addition to the mentioned iterations of WiFi, more and more new WiFi developments have entered the market. 

WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E

Compared to older and more outdated WiFi generations, more users use WiFi 6 because of its latest technology and better performance. As a result, manufacturers of PCs, notebooks, and mesh systems have introduced WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E, while automotive, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) application manufacturers will follow in the introduction of WiFi 6 in their products. 

According to the WiFi alliance, more WiFi 6E access points will need deployment in home networks to meet the demands of bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive applications. WiFi 6 in the Philippines is fast-evolving. 

Network Optimization

With the world becoming more digital, tech has seen a higher demand for video calls, streaming, and virtual workspace applications. However, the higher demand for video bandwidth and streaming has placed new strains on WiFi networks, which calls for a higher level of network optimization. 

In 2022, we’ll keep an eye out for new technology that will allow better network optimization. WiFI Certified Optimized Connectivity betters the quality of mobility when roaming within and across WiFi networks and between WiFi and cellular networks. Moreover, WiFi Certified Data Elements helps service providers and network managers better and more efficiently manage complex WiFi network systems.

Author’s Bio:

Author Bio

Rosette has a knack for anything DIY, but she also knows a lot about manly chores and tech stuff as she spent her younger years immersed in books about tools and technology. Rosette makes it a point to write about the things she’s most passionate about during her free days.



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