IEEE 802.11ax: Challenges and Requirements for Future High Efficiency WiFi

M. Shahwaiz Afaqui, Eduard Garcia-Villegas, Elena Lopez-Aguilera
2017 IEEE wireless communications  
The popularity of IEEE 802.11 based Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) has increased significantly in recent years because of their ability to provide increased mobility, flexibility, ease of use along with reduced cost of installation and maintenance. This has resulted in massive WLAN deployment in geographically limited environments that encompass multiple Overlapping Basic Service Set (OBSS). In this article, we introduce the IEEE 802.11ax, a new standard being developed by the IEEE 802.11
more » ... orking Group, which will enable efficient usage of spectrum along with enhanced user experience. We expose advanced technological enhancements proposed to improve the efficiency within high density WLAN networks and explore the key challenges to the upcoming amendment.
doi:10.1109/mwc.2016.1600089wc fatcat:i5s77pas3nfnpdzfdhkib6qnhe