You've probably never heard of it, or not until now, but Asus is releasing a new Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax wireless router. This new network standard will provide faster speed and better customization for more connected devices. A technique called Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access is used, which allows simultaneous communication with multiple devices on the same channel. An improvement of MU-MIMO is also included in the specifications.
The certification of the new standard won't be official until at least 2019, but this does not frighten Asus, who are introducing the new RT-AX88U router, with a total combined network capacity of 6000 megabits per second.
Asus also states that the new technology OFDMA significantly improves the wireless range of the router. In addition, there is a standard called Target Wake Time (TWT), which allows the router to schedule intervals for when different devices send data. This allows devices to be inactive for extended periods, which again will improve battery life.
It will also be possible to combine multiple RT-AX88U to create a Mesh system that supports AX.
The RT-AX88U can be pre-ordered at £299.