Samsung intros WiFi 802.11ad 60GHz at 4.6Gbps
There are currently two WiFi bands being used by most routers and devices, the 2.4GHz UHF and 5GHz SHF radio waves. Both are widely used and has become the standard. Samsung has developed a new band, the 60GHz, that allows for wireless speeds of up to 4.6Gbps.
The new standard, 802.11ad, has a theoretical data transfer rate of 575MB/second. That’s about 5 times faster than current WiFi connections (transferring files from one device to another on the same wireless network). That’s more than 4 times faster than using a wired LAN (1 Gigabit).
While most of us would not really care about local WiFi speeds except for the actual internet speed that it carries, the new WiFi 802.11ad standard would mean the WiFi coverage would be wider and the signal can efficiently pass thru interferences like walls and other obstacles.
On a related note, here’s a quick study on how WiFi signal behaves at home (How to position your WiFi router to get best signal) and we also shared 12 Tips to Boost your WiFi Signal at Home.