If the standards WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E occupy the market in 2022, Wi-Fi 7 should seriously begin to emerge from 2022. Recently, Qualcomm thus unveiled its first products compatible with the new standard, confirming its imminent arrival in businesses and inside our homes… the all with flattering performance.
Wi-Fi 7 is gradually approaching, with its high speeds. Qualcomm has unveiled the specifications of its first Wi-Fi 7 platforms and needless to say, the promises of the Wi-Fi Alliance will be kept. The American giant, for example, indicated that its Network Pro Series Gen 3 platform would be able to reach the 33 Gbps mark. Previously, the Wi-Fi Alliance spoke for its part of at least 30 Gbps. Here we are.
A notable leap forward over Wi-Fi 6/6E
As pointed out Ars Technica, these speeds are however optimum: they will only be permitted by using premium Wi-Fi 7 devices, which do not yet exist on the market, and by using a very high speed connection. That said, they are a good illustration of the technological leap from current Wi-Fi 6 and 6E standards, which are limited to 9.6 Gbps.
These very high speeds will be useful for very demanding application areas, such as virtual or augmented reality, video streaming in 4K (or more), or Cloud gaming. Wi-Fi 7 will also bring changes to the PHY and MAC parameters to allow a more stable connection, with even lower latency than with current standards.
Wi-Fi 7 will probably start in 2023…
In terms of frequency bands, Wi-Fi 7 should once again take advantage of the 6 GHz band, but this time passing over a wider channel (320 MHz against 160 MHz for the moment). This new standard will also be able to support several frequency bands simultaneously.
Qualcomm finally promises 10Gbps access points for enterprises, allowing up to 500 users per channel, notes Ars Technicawhich points out that even if the Wi-Fi Alliance has not quite finalized this new standard, Wi-Fi 7 should indeed materialize as early as 2023. In addition to Qualcomm, MediaTek and Broadcom are indeed working on Wi-Fi products. -Fi 7 expected next year.
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Source : Ars Technica