Edgewater Wireless Highlights the Effects of Channel Bonding on Spectrum Utilization

Edgewater Wireless Systems has highlighted the important findings outlined in an IEEE research paper that talks about the Effect of channel bonding on spectrum utilization in dense environments. The paper is authored by Yousri Daldoul, Djamal-Eddine Meddour and Adlen Ksentini.

This IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) paper is a must-read for all WiFi experts and is going to change the conversation regarding what is the most efficient use of WiFi spectrum in high density environments. This groundbreaking work by the IEEE lends credence to the spectral efficiency of Edgewater Wireless’ WiFi3 technology in high density WiFi networks.

Key Findings from the IEEE paper include:

  • 8 x 20 MHz channels may offer 252 Mbps compared to only 51 Mbps in a 160 MHz channel.
  • It is more appropriate, in dense WiFi environments, to separate the available WLANs into narrow channels in-order-to reduce the collisions
  • A spectrum without channel bonding (only 20 MHz channels) may provide 500% the achieved throughput when using the 160 MHz bonding
  • In dense WLAN deployment, many networks may need to share the same wide channel, leading to increase the contention on the medium access, and hence increasing the collisions rate.
  • When the number of WiFi stations increases, all the 20 MHz channels become used, and their aggregated throughput exceeds that of the 160 MHz channel.

According to the Global Web Index - the average digital consumer has 3.64 WiFi-enabled devices; - smart phones, tablets and laptops - more devices per user is creating massive demand for data and connectivity mainly due to high-bandwidth data applications like video or latency sensitive services such as voice over WiFi (VoWiFI). Edgewater’s multi-channel WiFi3 AP architecture provides the highest possible WiFi system performance and highest channel density in wireless today.

These findings parallel the overwhelming benefits of Edgewater’s multi-channel single radio WiFi technology. The advantages of multiple, concurrent channels of transmit and receive in high density WiFi deployments are something Edgewater has consistently demonstrated with its WiFI3 technology.

Backed by 24 patents, Edgewater’s WiFi3 is one of the best solutions for high-density WiFi applications. Edgewater’s patented technology mitigates adjacent and co-channel interference to enable multiple, concurrent channels of transmit and receive from a single WiFi standards-compliant radio. Delivering the highest channel density in the industry means fewer access points to deliver the highest Quality of Service (QoS) for users. For more information, click here.