Huawei Wi-Fi 6 has been ranked Number One in the international market (excluding North America), in accordance to a report on the global Wi-Fi 6 indoor AP market share from 2018 Q3 to 2019 Q3 by Dell'Oro Group, a leading independent market analysis and research firm.
In October 2018, the Wi-Fi Alliance officially announced an all-new Wi-Fi naming system for Wi-Fi generations, with Wi-Fi 6 as the simplified name for IEEE 802.11ax. Wi-Fi 6 improves on Wi-Fi 5 with more than four times the maximum bandwidth per client and number of concurrent clients, and more than three times lower latency. Such upgrades have led to Wi-Fi 6 being adopted by a increasing number of enterprises, schools, hospitals, and other pioneers to join the whole thing on their campus networks. These early adopters are using Wi-Fi 6 to deploy innovative applications such as 4K/8K HD video conferencing, VR/AR interactive teaching, telemedicine, and smart robots.
The latest Dell'Oro Group report is a testimony to the increasing recognition of Wi-Fi 6 amongst global organizations. According to the report, the overall income of the international Wi-Fi 6 market grew explosively in the first three quarters of 2019, developing to 30 times that of 2018. In the same period, the revenues of the Wi-Fi four and Wi-Fi 5 markets lowered slightly. This market performance also signifies that 2019 was the first year that Wi-Fi 6 was in commercial use.
Huawei is a forerunner in the Wi-Fi 6 market. With its AirEngine Wi-Fi 6, Huawei took the lead in deploying the industry's first enterprise-class Wi-Fi 6 network in Shanghai as early as 2018. Since then, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6, powered by Huawei 5G, has been the desired preference of many industry clients around the world, assisting them to build the perfect Wi-Fi 6 networks with zero coverage holes, zero wait time, and zero packet loss at the time of roaming. Customers include: Shenzhen Metro in China, Basel St. Jakob-Park stadium in Switzerland, Agos bank in Italy, Mondragon University in Spain, and University of Johannesburg in South Africa.
Steven Zhao, President of Campus Network Domain, Huawei's Data Communication Product Line, said: "We are very glad to see that Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 has been broadly used throughout sectors like education, government, massive enterprises, and manufacturing. Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 is supporting more companies of all sizes to build user experience-centric networks for elevated office and manufacturing efficiencies, paving the way for the large-scale rollout of digital services and accelerating digital transformation."
Customers' believe in Huawei Wi-Fi 6 is attributed to Huawei's non-stop investment and dedication to the developing Wi-Fi 6 industry. Some key highlights include:
• Huawei’s leading professional Osama Aboul Magd being elected as the chair of the IEEE 802.11ax Working Group in 2014, injecting his insights to constantly navigate the improvement path of the Wi-Fi 6 industry standards.
• Huawei's contribution to Wi-Fi 6 standard proposals is the best amongst device vendors.
• In October 2017, Huawei launched the industry's first commercial Wi-Fi 6 AP. Since then, Huawei has continuously increased its Wi-Fi 6 portfolio by successively launching innovative products and solutions tailored to various scenarios.
• Huawei and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have joined forces to explore Wi-Fi 6-based teaching innovations and use cases at Mondragon University in Spain.
In the future, Huawei will proceed to work with upstream and downstream partners across the industry, concentrate on industry-specific scenarios, and provide best Wi-Fi 6 network solutions for new digital applications. Huawei will also forge in advance with its AirEngine Wi-Fi series products and solutions powered by Huawei 5G to assist enterprises build future-proof, fully-connected campus networks.