Wi-Fi CERTIFIED QoS Management™ Technology Overview (2024)

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED QoS Management™ is an optional Wi-Fi Alliance® certification program that improves the Wi-Fi® user experience in real-time applications, such as online gaming and augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). Wi-Fi QoS Management technology extends features of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM™ — and also leverages the scheduled access capabilities of Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 7 — to simplify the prioritization and management of latency-sensitive internet protocol (IP) traffic in Wi-Fi networks. Program features enable IP data flows to be classified, mapped to one of the quality of service (QoS) access categories defined by WMM®, and scheduled appropriately. This helps ensure that traffic for real-time applications and services is inserted into queues with higher priority and (when available) scheduled according to each flow’s characteristics and QoS key performance indicators (KPIs), resulting in a better experience for end users.