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5G Wi-Fi is a wireless networking architecture built on the 802.11ac IEEE wireless networking standard, which aims to increase data communication speeds by up to three times compared to its predecessor, 4G (IEEE 802.11n).
5G Wi-Fi incorporates the architecture amendments recommended by IEEE 802.11ac and operates in the 5 Ghz frequency mode.
As of April 2012, IEEE 802.11ac has not officially been launched, but some vendors have already developed 5G Wi-Fi devices based on the specifications mentioned in the upcoming standard.
5G Wi-Fi is primarily designed to enable a superior data communication rate between wireless local area networks (WLAN), reach speeds up to 1.5 GBps and cover a distance of 90 meters - three times more than 802.11n. The large coverage area in 5G Wi-Fi is made possible through a technique called beamforming, in which the wireless routers ignore inefficient paths and deliberately neglect to record them in the routing table.
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi)
Fourth Generation Wireless (4G)
Third Generation Wireless (3G)
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