Digital-content consumption is on a steep incline, with video content expected to reach approximately 90 percent of global consumer traffic, according to Cisco's 2011 Visual Networking Index Forecast. At the same time, Internet traffic is shifting rapidly from wired to wireless networks. The increased reliance on wireless networks, the explosion of video consumption and the growing number of wireless devices being used are all putting tremendous stress on legacy 802.11a/b/g/n networks. As a result, consumers are prone to experience deteriorated performance, choppy videos and slower load times.
5G WiFi is the next generation Wi-Fi standard required for today's mobile and video era and is 3x faster and 6x more power efficient than previous generation 802.11an devices. Based on 802.11ac, 5G WiFi is a major evolutionary step from the existing 802.11a/b/g/n networks.
For the Consumer
For the Road Warrior
5G WiFi In the Enterprise
Bandwidth-intensive content in the enterprise, such as video conferencing, and customer relationship management (CRM) applications require speeds that rival Gigabit Ethernet and compatible with centralized wired Gigabit speed networks. The BCM43460 and StrataGX series of SoCs deliver 802.11ac optimized for Enterprise, Wireless Cloud, and Carrier Access networks.