IEEE 802.11ay

802.11ay is a proposed enhancement to the current technical standards for wireless networks.[1]

Technical details

802.11ay is a type of WLAN in the IEEE 802.11 set of WLANs. It will have a frequency of 60 GHz,[2] a transmission rate of 20–40 Gbit/s and an extended transmission distance of 300–500 meters. It has also been noted that it is likely to have mechanisms for channel bonding and MU-MIMO technologies. It is expected to be released in 2017. 802.11ay will not be a new type of WLAN in the IEEE 802.11 set, but will simply be an improvement on 802.11ad.[3]

See also


  1. "Status of Project IEEE 802.11ay". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. "Digitimes Research: Next generation IEEE 802.11ay standards to come in 2017". Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. Bradbury, Danny (26 May 2015). "Wi-Fi was MEANT to be this way: Antennas and standards, 802.11 style". Retrieved 10 January 2016.
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