Wi-Fi 7, which is up to 4.8 times faster than Wi-Fi 6, will be available by the end of March 2024

The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that the final specifications for the next-generation Wi-Fi standard ``Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7'' will be formulated and available by the end of the first quarter of 2024 (end of March).

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 | Wi-Fi Alliance


Wi-Fi 7 to get the final seal of approval early next year, new standard is up to 4.8 times faster than Wi-Fi 6 | Tom's Hardware

https://www.tomshardware.com/networking/wi-fi-7-to-get-the-final-seal-of-approval-early-next-year-delivers-48-times-faster-performance-than- wi-fi-6

Wi-Fi 7, the next generation wireless communications standard, will use the 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands, with 6GHz providing up to 320MHz of bandwidth. The wider the bandwidth, the more data can be sent at once, so this expansion of the channel band will improve communication speed by at least twice that of the previous generation Wi-Fi 6/6E.

Theoretically, the maximum communication speed of Wi-Fi 7 is 46Gbps, which is about 4.8 times faster than Wi-Fi6/6E, which had a maximum of 9.6Gbps. Furthermore, it has also achieved a significant reduction in latency, which is expected to be a major advantage in AR/VR content where delays are a major problem.

Wi-Fi 7 also expands the MIMO data stream to 16 x 16 compared to Wi-Fi 6's 8 x 8. This increases throughput and increases the number of devices that can comfortably communicate with a single router.

In addition, multi-link operation, which is expected to improve throughput and reduce delay in AR, VR, and cloud computing, and 4096QAM, a data modulation method that achieves higher transmission rates, will be available.

There are already routers on the market that support the draft version of Wi-Fi 7, and most of these products will support full functionality after a firmware update. Naturally, devices such as smartphones to be connected must also be compatible with Wi-Fi 7, and at the time of article creation,

Xiaomi 13 Pro etc. are already compatible.

“Wi-Fi 7 supports superior connectivity for new use cases with high levels of interactivity and immersion, including AR/VR/XR, cloud computing, Wi-Fi 7 devices offer optimized performance even in high-density environments in the 2.4 and 5GHz bands, as users demand higher capacity or lower latency technologies such as networking and industrial IoT. 'Countries with access to Wi-Fi 7 can take full advantage of the unparalleled performance of Wi-Fi 7.'

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