World’s First Demo of Wi-Fi 7 Technology Herald Next-Gen Wireless Networking

By: | January 26th, 2022

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Faster internet is constantly in demand

Faster broadband Internet speeds for higher resolution video streaming, apps, smart home devices, and VR gaming are driving demand for Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, and soon Wi-Fi 7.

Wi-Fi 7 is not expected to be available for another few years. But that’s not stopping Taiwan-based semiconductor firm MediaTek from flaunting its next-gen Wi-Fi technology.

MediaTek has been working on the Wi-Fi 7 technology for a while. Recently, it conducted the first-ever live demo for Wi-Fi 7 technology, highlighting the technology’s super-fast speeds and low latency transmission.

Wi-Fi 7, also known as ‘IEEE 802.11be’ will deliver more speed than existing Wi-Fi 6 while using the same number of antennas.

The seventh generation of Wi-Fi is roughly three times faster than Wi-Fi 6 

The seventh generation of Wi-Fi is also referred to as Wi-Fi Extremely High Throughput. Wi-Fi 7 is expected to provide a max throughput of more than 30 gigabits per second (Gbps) and close to 40Gbps. In comparison, the still relatively new Wi-Fi 6 can handle speeds up to 9.6Gbps.

The next generation of Wi-Fi is just around the corner

MediaTek plans to release Wi-Fi 7 products by 2023. However, next-gen Wi-Fi is not expected to be certified by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) until 2024.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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