Press Release

DEKRA Becomes One of the First Wi-Fi 6 Authorized Test Laboratories

Sep 19, 2019
Recently, DEKRA were authorized by Wi-Fi Alliance respectively to issue Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ certification. In consequence, DEKRA has been fully qualified to implement the full range of Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs and provide testing and certification services for products with Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 technologies.
On September 16th, 2019, Wi-Fi Alliance officially launched the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ certification program. This certification indicates products with higher wireless speed, lower latency, longer battery life and less network congestion. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ provides the foundation for a range of emerging applications, from streaming Ultra HD movies to critical commercial applications that require high bandwidth and low latency, and ensures connectivity and efficiency in large, high-load network environments such as airports and train stations.
Wi-Fi 6 technology bases on IEEE 802.11ax and previous Wi-Fi technologies to bring advances to Wi-Fi devices and networks. With a series of new technologies, Wi-Fi 6 technology has advanced capabilities, including orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), which can improve network efficiency and reduce latency for both uplink and downlink traffic in high-demand environments; Multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) allows more device connections and data transfers; 160 MHz channel increases bandwidth of router; Target wake time (TWT) significantly improves network efficiency and battery duration of connected devices , including IoT devices; Transmit beamforming enables higher network capacity by increasing data rates at a given range;1024 quadrature amplitude modulation mode(1024- QAM) improves throughput in Wi-Fi devices by encoding more data in the same amount of spectrum.
DEKRA Wireless and IoT Services
As a leading third-party professional testing and certification organization, DEKRA focuses on the development of the wireless and IoT testing and certification competencies, by increasing investments in the field of wireless and IoT product safety, and expanding integrated strategic service scopes and accumulating service cases. In 2017, DEKRA established an IoT testing center in Linkou, Taiwan with world-leading technologies. In 2018, DEKRA Shenzhen Wi-Fi Lab was officially accredited by Wi-Fi Alliance. On August 29th, 2019, DEKRA received the accreditation from Wi-Fi Alliance and became one of the first Authorized Test Laboratories to provide testing and certification services for Wi-Fi products with Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 technologies.
DEKRA's advanced technical and network services from all over the world ensure security, interoperability, compliance and reliability of products, networks and data, providing customers with comprehensive one-stop IoT solutions, jointly facing opportunities and challenges brought by the development of wireless and IoT.