First WiGig products certified with 8Gbps potential
Consumer gigabit internet is still a little ways off, but for enterprise and for 5G purposes, the Wi-Fi Alliance is about to help customers out with its certification on WiGig 802.11ad Wi-Fi routers — with theoretical throughput of up to 8Gbps.
Here’s a list of the routers that have been certified so far. Note that Dell has the only consumer side adapter available right now with its Latitude 14 series:
- Dell Latitude E7450/70
- Intel Tri-Band Wireless
- Peraso 60GHz USB Adapter Reference Design Kit
- Qualcomm 802.11ad Wi-Fi client and router solution (based on QCA9500 chipset)
- Socionext 802.11ad Reference Adapter
WiGig, if you’re not familiar with it, runs on wide swaths on the 60GHz band and can transmit data in aggregate beams. New Wi-Fi adapters can take advantage of the 60GHz band as well as the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands already in use. WiGig is also presumed ready to be supported in smartphone chipsets starting next year, with ABI Research claiming that 180 million WiGig mobile SoCs will be shipped.