Super Wi-Fi - NexGen Wi-Fi for Developing Regions

D-Link and Microsoft have collaborated to deliver the next generation of Wi-Fi, known as "Super Wi-Fi," to rural communities across the globe. They are planning to tackle some of the world's greatest technology gaps, and laying down a future network in currently underdeveloped areas. The Microsoft-led mission would give communities a foundation for an enriched digital future.

A first-phase pilot is commencing in a US state, with three potential countries for future stages, and is the culmination of years of research and development already invested by Microsoft and partners. Microsoft is working with public and private sector partners around the world to develop technologies and business models that will make it easier for billions more people to affordably get online.

Currently, the fastest commercial Wi-Fi standards are based on the 802.11ac prototype, with "11ad" announced by some manufacturers. Super Wi-Fi is set to be based on "11af," representing a protocol with a huge leap in range. The Super Wi-Fi campaign aims to exploit unused bandwidth in the lower-frequency white spaces between television channel frequencies, where signal travels further than at higher frequencies. Click here to learn more about Super Wi-Fi.