Yesterday, Netgear announced the world’s first 802.11 ac wireless router capable of network connectivity speeds up to 1GBbits/s. The current leader in wireless technology is 802.11 N which is capable of 300Mbits/s.
That being said, I wouldn’t rush out and buy the device as soon as it appears at your local Staples. A best practice with new technology like this is to wait until version 2 or 3 of the device, after the manufacturer has worked the bugs out of it. Also, it will probably be awhile before laptop makers and other mobile device manufacturers begin to integrate Broadcom’s 5G 802.11ac WiFi chips on-board.
Once this technology becomes widely adopted it will open up new opportunities for extending wireless networks capable of handling full HD video and enterprise level data bandwidth requirements.
You can read more on the story at Netgear’s original press release.