Brazilian telecommunications company Embratel is using Wi-Fi 6 technology for projects in several segments, such as industry and retail, with plans to expand into healthcare and finance as well, said local media reports.
Rio de Janeiro-headquartered company said that Wi-Fi 6 option should allow for a migration from hybrid networks (WiFi and wired) to fully wireless networks and enable new Internet of Things (IoT) use cases.
"Wi-Fi 6 is a new generation of Wi-Fi that has greater efficiency and capacity over the previous generation. Wi-Fi 6 has low latency, greater simultaneous traffic capacity, and better performance, supporting more connected devices without losing speed. Wi-Fi 6 has low latency, greater simultaneous traffic capacity, and better performance, supporting more connected devices without losing speed," it said.
"This efficiency allows for rapid expansion from hybrid networks (Wi-Fi and wired) to fully wireless networks. Ideal to be integrated with technological innovations such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Wi-Fi 6 is part of Embratel's strategies for projects that should also extend to the health and financial segments, among others," it added.
“With the growth of traffic and IoT devices, wireless connection standards needed to evolve to ensure a more efficient way to handle this growing and diverse amount of different types of traffic. Embratel implements Wi-Fi 6 technology in companies to enable customers to be able to access more sophisticated and evolved applications, without infrastructure limitation and with full technical capacity and necessary support”, said Alexandre Gomes, Marketing Director at Embratel.