Wi-Fi 6E FAQs
Is it worth upgrading to Wi-Fi 6E?
As 6 GHz clients hit the market, high-density environments will benefit significantly from upgrading to a Wi-Fi 6E network. Combining the available spectrum of Wi-Fi 6E, the enhanced features of 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), and Juniper’s AI solutions to automate and optimize your network will increase your network performance and user experience.
What is driving the need for Wi-Fi 6E?
The growing demand to connect more devices to the network increases network traffic. Additional devices require more bandwidth, and organizations everywhere want faster speeds to support business applications. With device proliferation on a global scale, the need for additional available spectrum becomes critical.
How does Wi-Fi 6E help reduce network congestion?
To alleviate congestion on the current frequencies, indoor low-powered devices are now able to operate on the 6 GHz band (Wi-Fi 6E). Wi-Fi 6E promises enterprises more capacity and increased channel width with up to an additional 1200 MHz to maximize user and IT experiences on the network. Currently, there is 80 MHz of available spectrum in 2.4 GHz, and 500 MHz in 5 GHz.
How will Wi-Fi 6E impact the Wi-Fi user experience and connected device performance?
By leveraging wider channels and the increased spectrum, Wi-Fi 6E can support more simultaneous users connecting to the network at high speeds with lower latency.
How are Wi-Fi 6E networks able to provide increased capacity?
Wi-Fi 6E networks will provide increased capacity by operating on the 6 GHz band with 59 additional 20 MHz channels, 29 additional 40 MHz channels, 14 additional 80 MHz channels, and 7 additional 160 MHz channels, while using the following 802.11ax features:8x8 uplink/downlink MU-MIMO, OFDMA, and BSS Color to provide up to four times more capacity to handle more devices
- 8x8 uplink/downlink MU-MIMO, OFDMA, and BSS Color to provide up to four times more capacity to handle more devices
- Target wake time (TWT) to improve network efficiency and device battery life, including for IoT devices
- 1024 quadrature amplitude modulation (1024-QAM) mode to increase throughput for emerging, bandwidth-intensive uses by transmitting more data in the same amount of spectrum
What is the difference between Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E?
If you are looking to further boost performance by taking advantage of the recently approved 6 GHz spectrum and channels by a growing number of global government bodies, learn more about Wi-Fi 6E here, which builds on the features and technologies of Wi-Fi 6 while adding a 6 GHz radio.
What Wi-Fi 6E technology, solutions, and products does Juniper offer?
Juniper’s focus is on optimizing network operator and user experiences through AI for Wi-Fi 6E, automating and boosting performance with two new Wi-Fi 6E (6 GHz) access points (APs). The Juniper AP45 Access Point Series and AP34 bring the performance and patented technology to 6 GHz for enterprises that need increased channel widths and capacity. Juniper’s AI solutions for Wi-Fi 6E help support improved operator and user experiences with secure client-to-cloud automation, insights, and AI-driven actions.