Huawei claims data delivery over Wi-Fi 10 times faster than current speeds

Huawei claims it can deliver data over Wi-Fi 10 times faster than existing wireless connections after a lab trial conducted at the company's Shenzhen research campus in China.

According the Chinese telecom firms, a data transfer rate of 10.53 Gbps on 5GHz frequency bands was achieved with the use of technologies such as MIMO-OFDA, intelligence spectrum allocation, interference coordination and hybrid access.

"The success of this prototype development, and the ten-fold increase in spectrum efficiency that made it possible, paves the way for the validation of technologies needed to support the creation of next generation Wi-Fi," Huawei said in a statement.

It added: "As the demand for ultra-fast connectivity for smart phone applications continues to drive the need for higher data transmission rates, the next generation of Wi-Fi access will need to deliver a better user experience, especially in densely populated environments requiring high density deployment such as enterprise offices, airports, stadiums, shopping malls and coffee shops."

Huawei said the ultrafast Wi-Fi was expected to be commercially available from 2018, assuming timely approval of the prototype standard, and there was sufficient chipset availability.

The company claimed it had broken wireless internet speed records, clearing the way for the next generation of commercially available Wi-Fi.

The firm, which came under scrutiny from a number of western countries over security, said it achieved a record transmission data rate of 10.53Gbps on 5GHz frequency bands at its research campus in Shenzhen, China.

Huawei, which first started looking into next generation Wi-Fi in 2010, said the new speeds could be commercially available by 2018.

According to commentators, through its research, the company aimed to increase data transfer rates that were currently limited by what it described as "a logjam of classical Wi-Fi wideband radio and baseband processing."

The key technologies that made the company's achievement possible, over its current gigabit capacity are ''MIMO-OFDA, intelligent spectrum allocation, interference coordination, and hybrid access''.

MIMO-OFDA combines two technologies, MIMO – multiple in, multiple out - which involves using several antennae at both the transmitting and receiving stations to improve communication performance and OFDA – more commonly referred to as OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access) – takes existing ODFM schemes, and divides sub-carriers to different data streams.