ENE.HUB delivers flexible and future proofed smart infrastructure that adapts as places and as technologies evolve. Such is the case with Wi-Fi 5 evolving to Wi-Fi 6.
ENE.HUB has commenced the rollout of Wi-Fi 6 throughout ENE.HUB’s existing and under construction smart city networks.
Wi-Fi 6 is the latest and fastest Wi-Fi platform. Wi-Fi 6 offers a 35% increase in data transfer speed compared to Wi-Fi 5. Wi-Fi 6 also delivers increased bandwidth, which is required for more devices these days.
Users too will enjoy Wi-Fi 6 as performance won’t drop off even when there are crowds of people accessing the same Wi-Fi 6 network. More users, with more devices, downloading more data in popular places.
A big plus for the end user is the improved battery life resulting from using a Wi-Fi 6 connection. The improved data connection allows for a smoother and faster transmission of data to handheld devices at the same time saving power.
Compared to its predecessor, Wi-Fi 6 also delivers a significant range expansion. The area covered by a Wi-Fi 6 Access point is increased by up to 50%, allowing more users to connect to one access point and decreasing the risk of black spots.
Wi-Fi 6 is also making using public Wi-Fi a lot more secure by adding a new security update, WPA3, which is encrypting all sessions and adding a layer of security to all incoming and outgoing data.
So by deploying Wi-Fi 6 throughout ENE.HUB’s networks of SMART.NODEs™ we are delivering all of these benefits to people using public spaces. Specifically, the City of Greater Geelong has embraced Wi-Fi 6 by ENE.HUB enabled by smart flexible infrastructure delivering broad and significant Smart City outcomes for the people that live, work, and play in Geelong.
For more information on City of Greater Geelong project, visit our project page here.