Can small businesses make use of the upcoming WiFi standards?

Small businesses are often more receptive than large ones because the playground for them is very competitive and the only way to survive the intense competition is to keep improving, for which they need new ideas.

One such idea was “bring your own device (BYOD)”. Employees were supposed to bring their own devices to the office and use them for office works. The reaction toward the idea was lukewarm.

A relatively new idea is taking cues from the handheld device industry. The idea hasn’t gained much traction yet, but it may in future as Smartphone giants are reportedly bringing faster WiFi, which could reduce the operational cost of a small business.

Efficiency of the New Standard

Currently the faster WiFi routers have 802.11ac standard. However, the South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly working on a technology that’ll turbocharge the network speed and make it five times faster. The existing routers support 866Mbps speed. The new technology will render a 4.2Gbps speed.

If unconfirmed reports are to be believed, Samsung will pull this through by abandoning 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless channels which stay crowded most of the time. Instead, 60GHz frequency band will be used. The technology will be introduced for home based networks, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be used for business purposes.

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Source: Small Business Trends

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