In the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which was held few days back, many companies showcased their devices along with the prototype design on which they are working on. In the meanwhile, Broadcom also showcased its next generation chip which is 3 times faster than the existing network speed (~ 1GHz). And when we talk about new technology, Apple is listed among those companies who adopt this kind of technology first.
In the present day scenario, the wireless standard that are being followed all over the globe is 802.11a/b/g/n among which â€œ802.11nâ€ is the highest network standard on which a device can be manufactured. Â Devices that are running on 802.11n and baseband 2.4 GHz are capable to handle maximum 1/3 speed of 1 GHz.
The 802.11â€acâ€ is the new wireless standard designed by Broadcom and will be adopted by Apple very soon. The 5G 802.11â€œacâ€ standard is supposed to be the next big thing in the coming few years and is expected to cover the globe by the end of 2015.
The main reason for designing such standards is because it provides the fastest reliable coverage for HD video, offers instantaneous data syncing, increases the frequency bandwidth speed from 80 MHz to 160MHz and will support 8 standard antennas for connecting â€œnâ€ number of devices.
For now, Apple is going to adopt this new technology once the IEEE finalizes the proper nomenclature to name the next generation 5GHz Gigabit network. Apple will adopt this technology to implement on Time Capsules, Airport base stations, Apple TV, all mobile devices and Notebooks.
Here is an official snippet released by Broadcom:
5G Wi-Fi is the next generation Wi-Fi standard required for todayâ€™s mobile and video era. Based on 802.11ac, 5G Wi-Fi is a major evolutionary step from the existing 802.11a/b/g/n networks. Broadcomâ€™s 5G Wi-Fi dramatically improves the wireless range in the home, allowing consumers to watch HD-quality video from more devices, in more places, simultaneously.
Well, for now we will keep our finger crossed and wait until Apple releases its first device that will be running on 802.11ac standard, Till then stay Tuned to TechDistinct for updates!