Qualcomm recently made an announcement about Mu-Mimo (Multi-User, Multiple input and Multiple Output) technology that is considered as a breakthrough in wireless technology as its three times faster
than Wi-Fi speeds.
The development of MU-Mimo took seven years for research, but in the end it turned out to be a great technology. Wi-Fi access points work by serving one user at the time, but MU-Mimo works even with multiple users.
The company explains,"Using MU-MIMO is like using the carpool lane: the Wi-Fi Highway doesn't change, but grouping up with other users lets you go much faster while de-congesting the other lanes."
It is also being discovered that MU-Mimo wireless network speeds have increased two to three times. Though the users with existing wireless devices would notice certain boost in speed
, it won't be at its full potential unless MU-Mimo devices are used. As expected, Mu-Mimo chips will be sold to Wi-Fi product managers, but plan to ship them by Q1 2015.
However, Qualcomm assures that the new technology will be demoed in few months.
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