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Do you want the new wireless standard to get the high speed of this bleeding edge of technology? Get ready to experience the next level Wi-Fi technology as soon you may hear about the new Wi-Fi technology, as WiGig is the new standard for Wi-Fi technology. To empower your gadgets like computers, smartphones, and tablets the next level of Wi-Fi, WiGig is about to out.

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The worldwide Wi-Fi Alliance certifies the new super-fast Wi-Fi standard WiGig and this standard promises to deliver you the two times faster speed of the fastest Wi-Fi technology you have today. The current fastest protocol, 802.11ac, theoretically able to achieve the speeds of 4.5 Gbps and WiGig with new 802.11ad protocol may be able of achieving theoretically 8 Gbps speed or may be even beyond.

With the deployment of this Networking technology, users will definitely usher in a new age of 4K video streaming where you will see video content mirroring from handhelds to desktops in high-resolution. WiGig technology will finally unleash tethered technologies like augmented as well as virtual reality from their confined domains.

Difference between existing Wi-Fi and WiGig

The current Wi-Fi protocol 802.11ac operates on 5GHz and 802.11n operate on the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz On the other hand, WiGig/802.11ad uses the much higher bandwidth 60GHz spectrum and this 60GHz band offers the ultra-wide channels required for the ultra-high transfer rates. It is not possible to achieve the ultra-high transfer rates with the 2.4 or 5GHz bands.

In 60 GHz spectrum, the congestion will be lower and will allow for lower latency. It will allow real-time data transfers critical to VR, display mirroring technologies, and gaming. In 60 GHz wide-spectrum, multiple 4K streams will be a relative breeze. With the high frequency, there are some limitations attached. As the frequency is at a very high range, WiGig may not be able of penetrating walls and obstructions.

High frequencies don’t have a wide range of operation so WiGig cannot travel beyond the distances greater than 33 feet. So to take the advantage of the promised speeds of WiGig, you need to keep the router and device in the line of sight. If you want to mitigate these short-range gadgets as well, WiGig routers will support multiple streams and dynamic band switching.

Dynamic band switching will allow to seamlessly changing between the 60GHz band (802.11ad) and the longer range 2.4/5 GHz (802.11n and 802.11ac) as per the requirement. For better power efficiency, it is capable of transmitting data in highly focused beams. WiGig is a short range Wi-Fi connection standard so it will not be able of replacing traditional longer-range Wi-Fi protocols.

For short-range high-data transfer applications, WiGig is extremely useful standard. When the technology will roll out, you may see triple-band backward compatible routers as three ranges of frequencies (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60 GHz bands) will be used for the data transmission.