In this episode, we were delighted to have Kevin Robinson, Senior Vice President of Marketing at the Wi-Fi Alliance, with us. We talked about the Wi-Fi Alliance as well as the upcoming Wi-Fi 6e certification program. Enjoy!
- Introducing Kevin Robinson, Senior VP of Marketing
- Overview of the organization
- Who is the Wi-Fi Alliance
- Alliance, Members
- Recap of the FCC announcement around 6 GHz
- What does this mean for Wi-Fi Alliance
- Wi-Fi 6E certification program
- Discussion about generational naming scheme introduced by Wi-Fi Alliance and how it makes it easier for consumer to identify Wi-Fi generations
- What is the status of the Wi-Fi 6E certification program now?
- When will it be finalized?
- Discussion around the testing and standardization of Wi-Fi client behaviours
- Wi-Fi Vantage
- Wi-Fi Agile Multiband
- Wi-Fi 6e certification is the extension of the Wi-Fi 6 certification for Wi-Fi use in the 6GHz frequency space
- 6GHz is an amazing opportunity to start fresh (without having to support legacy technologies)
- We will have additional requirements for the Wi-Fi 6e certification (such as higher level of security (WPA3))
- Wi-Fi Vantage is a response to try to standardize client device behaviour
- More and more of it (Agile Multiband) try to be included as mandatory for the Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6e certifications
Links & Resources
- Wi-Fi Alliance brings Wi-Fi 6 into 6GHz: https://www.wi-fi.org/news-events/newsroom/wi-fi-alliance-brings-wi-fi-6-into-6-ghz
- Wi-Fi Alliance delivers more value from Wi-Fi in 6GHz: https://www.wi-fi.org/news-events/newsroom/wi-fi-alliance-delivers-more-value-from-wi-fi-in-6-ghz
- Wi-Fi Vantage certification program: https://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/wi-fi-vantage
- Wi-Fi Vantage Field Trial Highlights: https://www.wi-fi.org/download.php?file=/sites/default/files/private/Wi-Fi_CERTIFIED_Vantage_Field_Trial_Highlights.pdf
- Wi-Fi Agile Multiband certification program: https://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/wi-fi-agile-multiband
- Wi-Fi Agile Multiband Specification: https://www.wi-fi.org/downloads-registered-guest/Wi-Fi_Agile_Multiband_Technical_Specification_v1.4.pdf/34975
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