Wireless Broadband Association (WBA) says trial shows potential of high speed, low latency connectivity in 6GHz band
Turk Telekom says it has successfully completed Wi-Fi 6E trials designed to demonstrate how the tech improves speed and capacity in different end-user scenarios.
Türk Telekom CTO Yusuf Kıraç said, “As the first operator to trial the Wi-Fi 6E solution in Turkey, we were able to achieve a connection speed of 2 Gbps and above with low latency in the tests we conducted in the test laboratory established at Türk Telekom’s Istanbul Acıbadem campus.
These speeds…will enable many applications with the concept of smart office, health, entertainment, security and smart home to be used without any problems.
“Thanks to the Wi-Fi 6E solution, which we will combine with Türk Telekom’s widespread and high-capacity fibre power, we will ensure the widespread use of low-latency high-capacity services in homes and offices.”
Biggest Wi-Fi footprint
The operator has the largest Wi-Fi footprint in the region spanning residential, enterprise and public space applications.
The trial was carried out in partnership with Broadcom and Intel as part of a WBA trials programme in December.
Tests were carried out in a closed lab and over a live internet network and orchestrated using a router configured with Broadcom’s Wi-Fi 6E evaluation platform.
Various clients were connected to that platform, using Intel’s AX210 160 MHz Wi-Fi 6E card to make the whole spectrum was available.
According to the WBA, the trial proved that by opening the full 6 GHz spectrum, it is possible to future proof Turkey’s wireless broadband capabilities in the short term with Wi-Fi 6E, and also lay the groundwork for Wi-Fi 7 to provide digitally immersive services for education, manufacturing, entertainment and more.