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AVM showing the future of wireless LAN

At the Broadband World Forum 2014 in Amsterdam, AVM presented the first live demo of the FRITZ!Box with the upcoming Wireless AC Wave 2 standard. Multi-user MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) uses the evolution of Wireless AC. Combining this new technology in the new Qualcomm Atheros chipset with a FRITZ!Box brings the best wireless LAN to smartphones and tablets.

Simultaneous data transmission with multiple devices

The latest wireless standards, including Wireless AC, are based on single-user MIMO. The devices are supplied with data one at a time, using the full network capacity one part at a time. First one device sends and receives data, then the next device follows. The new MU-MIMO technology improves wireless LAN connections, as data can be transferred between a FRITZ!Box and multiple devices connected with it concurrently. The "grouping" method detects whether devices are stationary (PC) or mobile (tablet) in order to optimize the way they are addressed in the wireless LAN.

Data throughput up to three times higher

At the BBWF 2014 AVM showed that the implementation of the new technology in one FRITZ!Box and multiple clients like notebooks and smartphones, for instance, each of which has one Wireless AC client that supports MU-MIMO, allows for nearly triple the data throughput. And all of the notebooks and smartphones can exchange data with the FRITZ!Box concurrently and exploit the full performance of a Wireless AC data stream with rates as high as 433 Mbit/s gross. So the available wireless LAN spectrum is exploited to the fullest and the total throughput increases dramatically.

Even older wireless devices designed for single-user MIMO benefit from the additional free air time. AVM presented the live demo at AVM's BBWF stand B40 in hall 11 from 21 to 23 October 2014.