Future of wi-fi and role of mesh networks

Since its inception in late 80's, the Wi-Fi industry has grown rapidly. Wi-Fi's use is universal, and there are staggering predictions about the number of connected devices that will soon be in use. Statistics says, that there will be 41 billion active wireless connected devices by 2020. The demand of continuous connectivity is widely being accepted with open arms and hence there is the need of connectivity in public locations such as malls, airports and game stadiums. Either way, not everyone is satisfied with their cellular coverage. The cellular coverage on mobile phones is very slow and sometimes problem arises in certain areas. It takes a lot of time to download a single file even from an email because of the poor connection and if the connection is too weak, the file may not be downloaded at all.

Today almost every device requires wireless connectivity to access the Internet. Smartphones and tablets have always relied on Wi-Fi, but now devices like Smart TVs and media streaming boxes require connectivity to deliver online content and video-on-demand services, such as Netflix and other streaming channels.

It is obvious that, all the devices will not be in the same room, where each one of the member will connect to the single Wi-Fi router. They will be scattered all around the place. This is where a smart one comes with a solution of Wi-Fi extenders. Although Wi-Fi extenders will cover the dead spots but it will not ensure on the speed of Wi-Fi and you will have to sacrifice smooth online gaming and 4K video streaming.

By the way, have you ever heard about Mesh Network? Mesh nodes are small radio transmitters that function in the same way as a wireless router. These nodes use the common Wi-Fi standards to communicate wirelessly with users, and, more importantly, with each other. They are programmed with software that tells them how to interact within the larger network. Information travels across the network from point A to point B by hopping wirelessly from one mesh node to the next. The nodes automatically choose the quickest and safest path in a process known as dynamic routing.

What does the crystal ball say about Wi-Fi and mesh networks?

•  Mesh routers will be "almost everywhere" – Wi-Fi and mesh routers will not be seen only in such places where someone deliberately doesn't want it. Otherwise, Wi-Fi with mesh routers will be almost everywhere where we spend our lives – homes, schools, work, shopping malls, hospitals, sports facilities, etc.

•  "Business' will include cost of Wi-Fi connectivity in their expense account"– Like providing lighting and heating, customers of retailers, restaurants, sports venues and all other customer-facing organizations will expect Wi-Fi to "just be there" and thus the need of reliable internet connection through mesh routers.

•  "Wi-Fi will be a key access technology for Internet of Things enablement" – Due to cost, coverage and bandwidth challenges of mobile cellular, Wi-Fi will be the key connectivity technology for home, business and public IoT deployments.

•  "Public Wi-Fi will get better with mesh routers" – With growing customer demand and expectations, public hot spots will need to upgrade their infrastructure to move beyond the initial "trial" phase of many public deployments.

Tenda's Nova mesh routers are affordable and one of the most reliable routers currently available in the market.

Nova mesh routers are relatively easy to set up and use. It usually features three or more -nodes that work together intelligently to increase Wi-Fi coverage and performance, throughout the desired place. It comes without the set-up headache and doesn't require multiple networks or other fussy input controls. Usually all it takes is plugging in the units and following some simple steps in the accompanying Tenda app to create a Wi-Fi blanket that covers your entire premises.

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