The surge in demand for Wi-Fi networks has created a need to better coordinate the immense traffic. An EU initiative introduced an architecture to reduce interference and boost performance in very congested environments.
Over the last several software updates, Apple has made it harder to disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth completely. Apple keeps the radios running to have things like Apple Watch and AirDrop functionally properly.
ASUS is at the forefront of mesh Wi-Fi development and offers a number of products and technologies aimed at improving home Wi-Fi networks.