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It appears official, Wi-Fi 6 will debut sometime in 2019 and from all reports there will be some exciting changes. Some of the changes are as follows.
- Support for 8k streams (provided your Internet Supplier supports it.)
- More bandwidth. The 2.4GHz band will now support 4 streams and the 5GHz band will support 8 streams.
- Higher speeds. The 2.4GHz band should see speeds up to 1.1Gbit/s and the 5GHz band should see speeds up to 4.8Gbits/s. (Reports claim they have reached 10Gbit/s in the lab.)
- Other claims of improved efficiency and better performance in crowded environments.
- Finally, a new naming scheme. The next iteration will be called Wi-Fi 6. The older standards will be retroactively renamed as will.