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Worried about the low speed of Wi-FI? Not anymore. The speed of Wi-Fi is set to get tripled.
Qualcomm has announced the launch of new technology which could triple Wi-Fi speeds in homes, offices and on public networks.
The company admitted that the present speed of Wi-Fi is slow posing a problem for the users. At present, Wi-Fi networks can only serve one device at a time, cycling quickly among different users. That results in slower speeds for everyone when more devices connect to the network.
The new technology which follows seven years of research, allows networks to transmit data to multiple groups of users simultaneously using algorithms that adapt on the fly to changes in usage. Qualcomm has termed the technology as “MU-MIMO,” which stands for “multi-user, multiple input, multiple output.”
Qualcomm plans to sell MU-MIMO-enabled chips to manufacturers of wireless routers and access points, as well as to companies that make smartphones, tablets and other consumer electronics.
The new technology when used both by the network and users would increase speeds by two to three times. Devices on MU-MIMO networks that aren’t equipped with the technology won’t see quite that improvement, but should still gain some additional benefit.
Qualcomm plans to start the test service of the technology within the next few months before making it available to customers early next year.