With the rise of wireless technology, the internet has become an essential part of our daily lives, affecting how we work, communicate, and entertain ourselves. Wi-Fi, in particular, has played a significant role in this transformation, making it possible for us to connect to the internet from almost anywhere. But what does the future of Wi-Fi hold? As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, new innovations are set to revolutionise the way we use the internet. So let’s take a look at what’s next in the world of Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi 7 is the next generation of wireless technology, set to take the capabilities of its predecessor, Wi-Fi 6, to new heights. With faster speeds, improved reliability, and responsiveness, Wi-Fi 7 promises to be a game-changer. It will use 320 MHz channels - which is double the size of previous Wi-Fi generations - enabling it to deliver maximum data rates of almost 5.8Gbps. That’s nearly two and a half times faster than Wi-Fi 6/6E. Additionally, it features 4K QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) and supports multiple bands and dual-band aggregation for even faster speeds and lower latency. All these capabilities will make it possible to stream 8K videos, play games, and download large files in a matter of seconds.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing network of devices that are connected to the internet and can communicate with each other. The IoT includes everything from household appliances, cars, and security systems to wearable devices, medical equipment, and industrial machinery. These devices collect and exchange data in real-time, enabling users to control and monitor them remotely. With the increasing proliferation of smart devices, the IoT is set to transform the way we live and work. We are already seeing connected homes that can automatically adjust the temperature, lighting, and security systems based on the occupants' preferences or habits.
Personalisation Of Wi-Fi
The future of WiFi personalisation promises to be exciting, with the potential to offer a truly tailored and immersive experience for users. With the use of big data, AI and machine learning, WiFi networks will become increasingly adept at predicting user behaviour and preferences, allowing for a more personalised service. In addition to faster speeds and more reliable connections, users can expect customised content recommendations and a user experience that is tailored to their needs.
There are some concerns about the potential intrusiveness of this technology and the need to protect user privacy. As WiFi networks continue to evolve, providers will need to strike a balance between personalisation and privacy.
Broader Internet Services
With the widespread adoption of AI, automation, robotics, and IoT devices, the internet is set to become an even more integral part of our daily lives. We will see the implementation of smart homes, self-driving cars, and interconnected devices that allow for seamless communication and interaction. In the workplace, automation and AI will lead to more efficient and effective processes, freeing up time for creative and strategic work. As technology continues to advance, we can expect to see even more innovative uses of the internet, with new services and applications that are designed to enhance our lives in ways we can't even imagine yet. While there may be challenges to overcome, such as cybersecurity and privacy concerns, the future of broader internet services is undoubtedly exciting.
Explore Glide's Wi-Fi Solutions
Glide is a leading provider of high-speed Wi-Fi services for businesses, student accommodation, and landlords across the UK. With a focus on providing fast, reliable connectivity, Glide offers a range of packages that can be tailored to suit the needs of each customer.
Our business Wi-Fi services include bespoke network solutions that are designed to meet the specific requirements of each customer. For student accommodations, Glide provides super-fast broadband speeds and customised billing solutions. And for landlords, Glide offers a range of broadband packages that include unlimited data usage and speeds of up to 1Gbps - keeping your tenants happy.