Shenzhen’s Futian metro station has adopted WiFi6 technology, which is an advanced version that can extend 5G signals. The new version can reach a 9.6Gbps or 1.2GB/s data transmission speed which stabilizes the signal in congested public areas such as sports stadiums, shopping malls, and stations. Compared with building 5G base stations, WiFi6 technology is cheaper and has more indoor flexibility.
Although most existing mobile devices currently are unable to connect to WiFi6, models are expected to launch later this year, including the new version of iPhone. However, like 5G devices, the digital devices that support WiFi6 service will be quite costly initially.
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