With technology, a good thing is never good enough. New generations, editions, and updates perpetually hit the market, making even year-old technology obsolete. Since it began connecting wireless devices to the internet, Wi-Fi has undergone several improvements to produce faster and faster internet connections. Now, it’s ramping up to reach full speed.
According to CNET News, new two versions of Wi-Fi are under development, streaming content from 1 gigabit per second as fast as 7 Gbps. These versions will introduce Wi-Fi’s fastest foundations 802.11ac and 802.11ac, set to outpace the it’s current standard 802.11n in the upcoming years. This new technology will allow users to use their internet from virtually anywhere at lightning speeds as well as open the market for wireless streaming high definition video for the predicted billion plus Wi-Fi-equipped devices that will enter the market by 2015, according to In-Stat.
In the world of business, faster Wi-Fi automatically suggests more efficiency. Not only will you be connected everywhere with your smartphone and tablet, but you’ll be able to get things done faster as well. Still, questions about how quickly companies will be able to standardize these versions remain up in the air.
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