Celebrating 20 Years of Wi-Fi

 

Wi-Fi has changed the world we live in and how we connect with everyone around us. For two decades, Wi-Fi has increased speeds and security, and in the process, it has made life so much easier! As technology continues to grow, users and devices will as well. By the end of 2019, it’s estimated that 4 billion Wi-Fi devices will ship, totaling ~13 billion Wi-Fi installed devices.

Twenty years ago, Wi-Fi meant connecting to a big, clunky device and receiving very mediocre speeds; now, we can connect iPhones, tablets, watches, T.V. sets and even refrigerators to Wi-Fi, and receive speeds around 10Gbps.

What’s next for Wi-Fi? Next generation Wi-Fi is on its way as many people plan to upgrade this year. In 2019, Wi-Fi 6 will begin making its way into more access points and consumer products to increase speed and performance. It will also offer improved capabilities for congested environments and areas with poor coverage.

Wi-Fi 6 will change the industry standard for security as it begins to use Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3. Whether you’re running a Fortune 500 company or trying to stream video games in 4K, Wi-Fi 6 is going to be a game changer. Take a moment to reflect on the last 20 years – look how far we have come. By 2020, internet access will be faster and people will be even more connected.

Will you be ready?