Whether for standalone delivery of Wi-Fi networks or as part of converged solutions, WBA will be leading work on Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and on RAN convergence to ensure that industry needs are met as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G standards are ratified. To drive the adoption of Wi-Fi 6, WBA provides platform for end-to-end Wi-Fi 6 trial and testing with test plan and deployment guidelines to the industry.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Target Audience

Target Audience includes WBA members, Wi-Fi 6 Device vendors, Wi-Fi 6 device service provider, Wi-Fi advocates, industry analysts, Wi-Fi operators, Cellular Operators, networking equipment providers.

Business objectives

  • Fast-tracking the new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) generation for operators leveraging unprecedented Carrier-Grade capabilities

  • Assess the new set of capabilities of Wi-Fi 6 that best cater to different operator types, mobile, fixed, neutral host

  • Look at the investment case for Wi-Fi 6 deployments as well as the technical case and commercials to advocate the benefits

  • Dissect the theoretical benefits via practical fields trials with partners across segments and use cases (In-Home, Industrial, Cities and Carriers)

Target Outcomes

  • Establish Wi-Fi 6 deployment guidelines as the new industry standard
  • Enable equipment providers to bring their Wi-Fi 6-ready equipments to the forefront
  • Showcase service capability of Wi-Fi 6 offerings by Wi-Fi operators and cellular operators
  • Provide a platform for Wi-Fi 6 trials & testing of pre-certified devices for interoperability
  • Testing multiple devices currently available in the market

PROJECT LEADERS

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Keywords

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 5G, Convergence, Integration, Next Gen Wi-Fi

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