Wi-Fi 6 gear to exceed 50 percent of market in 2024

October 14, 2019 //By Peter Clarke
Wi-Fi 6 gear to exceed 50 percent of market in 2024
The increasing demand for bandwidth for home entertainment and communication is going to drive Wi-Fi 6 routers to take more than 50 percent of the consumer premises equipment market in 2024, according to ABI Research.

Wi-Fi 6 is the marketing name for IEEE standard 802.11ax amendment that brings a number of improvements over the established Wi-Fi standard IEEE 802.11ac

Supported by key features such as OFDMA, 8x8 multiuser MIMO, Wi-Fi 6 can provide a peak data rate up to 10Gbps. Wi-Fi CPE vendors such as Arris, TP-Link, and Netgear have announced Wi-Fi mesh systems supporting Wi-Fi 6 and the standard is expected to gain momentum in the next two years in both retail and service provider segments.

ABI Research, forecasts that the Wi-Fi consumer premises equipment (CPE) market, including routers, gateways, whole-home mesh systems, access points, and Wi-Fi extenders will generate 221 million unit shipments in 2019. ABI Research forecasts that a total of 254 million Wi-Fi CPE units will be shipped in 2024 with more than half of them supporting Wi-Fi 6.

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