Wi-Fi is the most used technology for accessing the Internet. In fact, more data is carried over Wi-Fi than mobile and wired combined. Watch the video to learn more about how with better spectrum management, we can make sure Wi-Fi works better for our broadband needs today, and for our ever-increasing needs in the future.
The Future of Wi-Fi
As our technological and digital demands increase and devices expand, so will our need for more spectrum. Fortunately, there is a solution to the Wi-Fi crunch. By freeing up more spectrum and allowing it to be used by unlicensed public technologies, we could jump start a new generation of Wi-Fi with huge coverage areas and speeds up to 10 gigabits per second.
Part of what makes Wi-Fi great is that it’s a polite technology. It works well with others that use the same unlicensed spectrum. Unfortunately, a new wireless Internet technology called LTE-U doesn’t play nearly as well with others. LTE-U’s poor manners puts all unlicensed technologies at risk by not following the same spectrum sharing protocols.
There’s room for everyone to win. That’s why it is so important that we insist that LTE-U and other new players share unlicensed spectrum well, so that we can all enjoy a future of speedy, reliable wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi.