An interesting update on the percentage of users in the three different spectrums

When 802.11ac was introduced in 2013, some Wi-Fi engineers predicted that the Wi-Fi industry would quickly move away from 2.4GHz and start using the 5GHz spectrum, and, although there has been a steady transition, 2.4GHz still holds a rather large portion of the pie.

Remember, there are only three 20MHz non-overlapping channels in 2.4; channels 1,6 and 11, while 5GHz has 25 channels to choose from.

6GHz offers even more channels to choose from, but the FCC only allowed for it’s use in 2020. It looks like the early adopters have jumped in, but what will happen to the 35% of users still using 2.4?  It seems like we will be supporting it for a long time to come.

Author: Eric Weber