World’s fastest wi-fi @ 4.6Gbps
New Delhi, India, January 15, 2013: At the CES 2013, Wilocity showcased its wireless chip that can deliver speeds up to 4.6 Gbps. The chip developed by Wilocity is based on WiGig or Wireless gigabit technology, which has the potential to reach speeds up to 7 Gbps. However, WiGig’s frequency can be blocked easily. Working on this issue, Wilocity’s chip has overcome it and was successful is providing Internet speeds of 4.6 Gbps.
The successful demonstration means a lot to the company as it can be seen as a possible competitor to Google’s Fibre Internet connection, which can deliver speeds up to 1 Gbps. WiGig is based on a 802.11ad wireless standard. WiGig works on 60MHz frequency thus providing a greater bandwidth and it also lessens crowding issues.
The first generation chip developed by Wilocity, which is based on 802.11ad can be put into computers and other places, which connects to monitors, keyboards and other I/Os. However, the chip could not be used in wireless router. The second generation chip was developed in association with Qualcomm, bringing both 802.11ad and 802.11ac and thus better performance on the table. Presently, only Dell’s Latitude 6430u ultrabook employs this chip. The company is trying to tap other manufacturers for its chip. One of the main drawbacks of WiGig technology, you cannot harvest this raw speed until you have a WiGig-enabled router.