There will be a new light in the way that our personal devices receive data, and furthermore the way we connect with each other.
The 802.11ac standard operates on the 5GHz bandwidth. A lot of negative talk has been coming saying that because the new APS transmit at such a faster wavelength the person will have to be in range of the AP at all times and therefore this sort of network is not going to be any more efficient solution for the enterprise then that of 802.11n.
Here is the game changer. LiFi.
Scientist in China have our researching LED lightbulbs that have the ability to transmit data in nanoflickers(anagalous to switches). This technology is going to make transmitting data to devices up 10x faster than traditional wifi signals using radio waves.
Yes. This is real.
Your personal device has to be in direct sight of the light bulb itself. But again, yet light waves in LEDS will be able to transmit data as long as your device is in sight of the light bulb itself.
802.11ac does not allow transmissions to easily pass through walls and buildings because of the shorter wavelength.
(longer wavelength, greater distance, less speed; shorter wavelength, shorter distance, faster speed)
TWO NEGATIVES MAKE A POSITIVE!
LiFi and 802.11ac will ultimately make a revolutionizing positive and that is this:
You have a 802.11ac/5Ghz device/bluetooth/wifi direct/hotspot2.0 and your are in sight of a LED lightbulb with the capability to transmit data: You could end up looking for lightbulbs not only on their wattage but based on the data rates per second.
Huge synergy between 802.11 ac and LiFi