IEEE is setting next generation wireless transmission standards at 60GHz, IEEE 802.11ay, which is expected to be completed in 2017. The new standards are likely to focus on new applications for mobile offloading, wireless backhaul, and others, according to Digitimes Research.
The IEEE 802.ay is expected to ramp up transmission rate from the current 7Gbps to 20Gbps or even to 30-40Gbps and to extend transmission distance from the current 10 meters to as far as 300-500meters.
The new standards are also likely to include mechanisms for MU-MIMO and channel bonding technologies, Digitimes Research noted.
The setting of the IEEE 802.11ay standards will help regulate the current use of 60GHz technology by individual telecom equipment providers, promote the sale of household Wi-Fi routers and acceleratethe development of new types of video entertainment products based on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies, Digitimes Research commented.