HGI’s Newly Proposed Requirements Will Uplift Performance of Wi-Fi for Digital Homes

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HGI, an initiative of leading broadband players and responsible for setting requirements for modern connected homes, has announced that its newly published requirements will enhance the range and reliability of Wi-Fi network, as soon as the government implements them. As per the reports, these requirements can be implemented on both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz frequencies.

HGI has published a new document titled RD-045: Wi-Fi requirements for Home Gateways – Automatic Channel Selection (ACS) and Repeaters.’ The ACS technology puts the light on vendor specific aspects and clarifies that the performance of function can vary from one implementation to other. The newly published requirements of HGI talk about making ACS implementations more effective and consistent in selecting Wi-Fi channels. Apart from it, these requirements also focus on interference issue.

HGI has tried to address the issue of enhancing Wi-Fi coverage network without extensive cabling. According to Duncan Bees, CTO, HGI, this issue can easily be sorted out with Wi-Fi repeaters, but unfortunately most of the devices available in the market either support Access Points (APs) or don’t have certificate to use repeaters. Adding to his comment, he further said that HGI’s aim is to make sure that users can have consistent and high-level experience while using repeaters.

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