Talking Max WiFi: Phil Solis of SAR Insight

The tech world is abuzz about the latest standard of Wi-Fi: Max WiFi, also known as 802.11ax, is a breakthrough technology that provides users with capacity on their mobile devices. Phil Solis of SAR Insight recently wrote a compelling two-part series: “Why 802.11ax Will Maintain Wi-Fi’s Relevance” explaining how Max WiFi technology continues to keep Wi-Fi at the forefront of how we approach our increasingly connected world.

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Mid-Band Unlicensed Spectrum and Max WiFi

When we talk about Wi-Fi development, there’s essentially two sides of the story: the technical evolutions—and revolutions, like the latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax Max WiFi—and the airwaves that Wi-Fi uses to transmit data.

Demand for Wi-Fi is immense—and increasing. More than 15 billion Wi-Fi connected devices were shipped around the planet in 2016, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, and IEEE anticipates that there will be 50 billion connected wireless devices by 2022. Gartner even estimates that an average family of four will have about 50 connected devices by then. Max WiFi, which is built for capacity and not just speed, is designed to help manage all of that data.

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Max WiFi at The Wi-Fi Summit

This week, the WifiForward coalition brought policy makers and wireless industry leaders and insiders together in Washington, D.C. for The Wi-Fi Summit. Panelists discussed spectrum issues and policy, both as they are today and into the future. One prevalent topic in their discussion of the wireless future: the latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax, also known as Max WiFi.

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