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Why 5G WiFi – A note from the Editor

5G WiFi is the monicker for IEEE 802.11ac based Wi-Fi solutions. So, why 5G WiFi?

802.11ac is the 5th generation of Wi-Fi! Wi-Fi as a technology has come a long way from the 2 Megabits per second [Mbps] speeds that it offered way back in 1997. Since then, it has revolutionized the way people use their computers, popularized laptops and mobile devices, and opened up the internet to every corner of the world. What is more, Wi-Fi as a technology has also continually improved in speeds and reliability with every new generation. Essentially, it has fostered the mobile computing revolution, and stepped up every single time to meet the increasing wireless needs of the consumers. Therein lies the unique success of Wi-Fi over the years.

As we enter 2012, we introduce 5G WiFi, the 5th generation of Wi-Fi – aptly named to recognize the impact Wi-Fi will continue to have on us in the years ahead.

5G WiFi recognizes the fact that each previous generation has come in at the right time to address an inflection point in consumer needs. 5G WiFi is no different – it is here as a panacea for the video challenge! We need 5G WiFi to help the increasing number of Wi-Fi enabled devices access all the rich media content available on and off the web! 5G WiFi also reminds us that Wi-Fi will continue to serve us all for many many years to come. It represents the continual industry commitment to meet your every single wireless need at home and at work. Today, with 5G WiFi, it is all about media content and devices. The possibilities for tomorrow are unlimited. And history suggests that Wi-Fi will keep up – with 6G WiFi and more.

So, join us in welcoming the 5th generation of Wi-Fi as 2012 dawns on us.

Why a 5G WiFi Blog?

5G WiFi is an exciting new technological development. The Broadcom WiFi team truly believes that it will revolutionize the way people access their digital content wireless among other things. As a leading WiFi solutions provider, our entire team also felt the need to share this excitement with everyone. And what better means to shout out to every nook-and-corner of the world than a blog that brings you real-time updates about the state-of-the-art in WiFi.

Our objective is to make the 5G WiFi website, and this blog as the only stops you will ever have to take for anything on 802.11ac – the 5th generation of Wi-Fi. As the blog rolls out, we will strive to answer several aspects of this wireless standard for readers with different interests. We are hoping that the blog will cater to engineers and marketing teams in the technology industry, journalists/bloggers, IT planners for enterprises, and the general consumer. We want you to be able to look up this site for WiFi technology and product information before you want to buy a new wireless router, smartphone, tablet, PC, TV or other consumer electronics goods for your home and offices.

On a personal note, I am a believer in “Impact through Information”. I want this blog to help my mother happily head to the store and get herself a 5G WiFi product. If I can make her understand that 5G WiFi will improve her Skype experience with me, or that she can now download our family videos on to her PC and watch it seamlessly on her wireless television. To that end, I am determined to peel the layers of technology jargon and make 5G WiFi palatable to her and to all of you.

So, welcome to the 5G WiFi blog! Hope we are able to rub some of our excitement on you! Please feel free to reach out to us with questions and suggestions. Your questions will also help us create content that is useful for other readers as well.

Happy reading!

-Vijay Nagarajan