The Wi-Fi Alliance has made the Wi-Fi 6 certification program available for equipment makers and manufacturers.

The announcement is important, as the specification will both increase bandwidth and enable more stable wireless connections in the years ahead.

In July the majority of European nations defeated an attempt to create a Wi-Fi-based car standard, in favour of a standard based on 5G.

But despite the growing availability of 5G networks, Wi-Fi is a proven technology and is widely used globally.

“The Wi-Fi 6 certification program brings new features and capabilities that enable substantially greater overall Wi-Fi network performance in challenging environments with many connected devices such as stadiums, airports, and industrial parks,” said the Alliance.

Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ax) has until now been found mostly in high-end networking equipment.

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