D-Link Team With Microsoft To Bring Super Wi-Fi To Underserved Regions
Networking specialists D-Link have announced they will partner with Microsoft to deliver next generation Wi-Fi to rural communities across the globe.
Called “Super Wi-Fi”, they say the mission will give these communities a foundation for an enriched digital future by laying down a future-ready network in currently underdeveloped areas.
The partnership was announced by D-Link chairman John Hsuan during the company’s Future Strategy press conference.
The Super Wi-Fi campaign aims to exploit unused bandwidth in the lower-frequency white spaces between television channel frequencies, where signal travels further than at higher frequencies.
Currently, the fastest commercial Wi-Fi standards are based on the 802.11ac prototype, with “11ad” announced by some manufacturers. Super Wi-Fi is set to be based on “11af,” representing a protocol with a huge leap forward in range.
D-Link ANZ MD Graeme Reardon said that the company is excited to be collaborating toward the goal of connecting more of the world well into the future.