Will 11AC make any difference in outdoor environments?

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11AC will have bandwidth and throughput improvements.  The signal will generally be omni-directional and you won't gain much MIMO benefits due to the lack of reflections off of walls, etc. But the channel bonding, spatial streams, and signal modulation all have throughput benefits as well as improving battery life of devices (802.11ac doesn't keep your device transmitting for that long so it actually helps the battery of mobile devices).