Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Wi-Fi 6E scarcity has enterprises pre-ordering Wi-Fi 7

Supply chain problems for Wi-Fi 6E access points are so bad that enterprises are skipping that version of wireless technology and waiting until Wi-Fi 7 equipment starts to ship late next year, says market researcher Dell'Oro Group.

Wi-Fi 6E builds on Wi-Fi 6 by adding the the 6GHz band (5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz), where, currently, there is a lot less traffic and much lower latency than in 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands that Wi-Fi 6. That extra bandwidth makes 6E a logical choice for latency-sensitive applications.

But you can’t use something if you can’t buy it, and Dell'Oro says that based on its discussions with enterprises, 6E products are in very limited supply or unavailable.

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Thanks to Andy Patrizio (see source)

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