There is a new Wi-Fi generation coming soon.
Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek successfully demonstrated Wi-Fi 7 technology in a live demo. According to the company, Wi-Fi 7 items will be available next year in advance of the debut of the next-generation Wi-Fi in 2024.
The company stated in a news release that it demonstrated its Wi-Fi 7 Filogic technology’s “super-fast speeds and low latency transmission” to “important customers and industry partners.” Even with the same number of antennae, Wi-Fi 7 will be 2.4 times faster than Wi-Fi 6, according to MediaTek’s demo.
Wi-Fi 7 may provide rates of more than 30 Gbps and close to 40 Gbps, as stated by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wireless 6 is capable of 9.6Gbps throughput, according to ArsTechnica.
Because of its improvements in channel width, QAM, and new capabilities like multi-link operation (MLO), Wi-Fi 7 is expected to be particularly appealing to a variety of devices, including flagship smartphones, personal computers (PCs), portable electronic devices (PDAs), and vertical sectors (such as retail and industry), according to Mario Morales, group vice president, Semiconductors at IDC.
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When it comes to the next generation of Wi-Fi, it will not only be able to handle high-bandwidth uses like cloud gaming and 8K video streaming, but it will also be able to work across all of the spectrums now in use. New multi-link operation (MLO) technology from MediaTek, which combines numerous channels on separate frequency bands, will enable more reliable 8K streaming and cloud gaming. According to the company, wireless 7 will eliminate Ethernet wires.
According to MediaTek’s corporate vice president and general manager, Alan Hsu, the release of Wi-Fi 7 will be the first time that Wi-Fi can replace wireline/Ethernet for very high-bandwidth applications. ‘MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 7 technology will enable seamless connection for everything from multi-player AR/VR apps to cloud gaming and 4K phone calls to 8K streaming and beyond,’ the company said.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) expects the next-generation Wi-Fi (is expected to be approved in 2024, despite MediaTek’s announcement that it would begin shipping Wi-Fi 7 devices in 2023. The IEEE 802.11be standard, often known as Wi-Fi 7, is still in the draft specification stage, so we’ll have to wait a little longer for those faster connections.