Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage™ adds support for latest Wi-Fi® advancements

Wi-Fi 6 and WPA3 optimize and secure the Wi-Fi® experience in managed networks

Austin, TX – September 29, 2020 – Wi-Fi Alliance® introduces new features for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage, a certification program that makes it easy to identify and select devices providing an elevated Wi-Fi experience in managed networks. Wi-Fi Vantage now supports the newest generation of Wi-Fi – Wi-Fi 6 – bringing greater efficiency and capacity to devices. Wi-Fi Vantage also now supports state-of-the art WPA3security and delivers improved protections in open networks with Wi-Fi Enhanced Open™. With its growing technology portfolio, Wi-Fi Vantage enables service providers, IT managers, and network operators to deliver a more consistent and quality experience in densely populated Wi-Fi networks, including education campuses, stadiums, public venues, airports, and corporate venues.

Wi-Fi Vantage bundles pertinent Wi-Fi Alliance certifications that improve overall network performance, deliver the latest in Wi-Fi security and encryption standards, and alleviate congestion on mobile data networks. Wi-Fi Vantage delivers a more reliable and consistent connectivity experience for users when establishing network access, onboarding devices, accessing services, and traversing Wi-Fi networks.

Wi-Fi Vantage will continue to be available for Wi-Fi 5 generation devices, and Wi-Fi Vantage certification for Wi-Fi 6 will now include advanced features:

  • Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint®
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Enhanced Open
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Agile Multiband
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Optimized Connectivity

“Wi-Fi Vantage delivers on four key pillars of a positive Wi-Fi experience in dynamic environments – manageability, mobility, performance, and security,” said Kevin Robinson, senior vice president of marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance. “Key mechanisms in Wi-Fi Vantage make Wi-Fi increasingly suited for scenarios requiring greater mobility and aid in a higher-quality experience, which today often includes frequent transitions between Wi-Fi and cellular networks.”

Wi-Fi Vantage delivers next generation use cases
Wi-Fi Vantage helps deliver next generation use cases at home and in the enterprise, particularly those involving lower latency and greater mobility. Key technologies in Wi-Fi Vantage, such as Passpoint®, Wi-Fi Agile Multiband™, and Wi-Fi Optimized Connectivity™, streamline integration of Wi-Fi and cellular networks and aid in the coexistence of both technologies. Wi-Fi Vantage provides users with a more seamless mobility experience when accessing Wi-Fi networks, roaming between access points or Wi-Fi networks, or transitioning from Wi-Fi to cellular networks without losing connections. Features in Wi-Fi Vantage allocate network resources more appropriately and reduce airtime overhead, enabling a better experience with more latency sensitive applications such as video conferencing, AR/VR, and gaming. New features in Wi-Fi Vantage further enable Wi-Fi to support high density environments increased speeds, lower latency, and enhanced security.

Please watch our new Wi-Fi Vantage animation for a more in-depth look at the certification program and its enhanced capabilities. More resources can be found at: https://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/wi-fi-vantage


About Wi-Fi Alliance®
Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 50,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.


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Stephanie Burke
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