The next generation of superfast Wi-Fi could be unveiled very soon

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Your Wi-Fi speed could be set for another big step as the next generation of high-speed networks are about to be unveiled in the next few weeks.

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Although Wi-Fi 6 hasn’t really become a mainstream networking technology yet, chip maker MediaTek will be showcasing Wi-Fi 7 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January.

Speaking at the in-house event, the Taiwanese chip maker expressed its desire to be one of the first adopters of the technology, and that its early support will help stimulate and encourage adoption by the broader ecosystem.

Wi-Fi 7 Standardization

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Given that the standardization process is in the early stages, Wi-Fi 7 compatible products are not expected to appear for some time. MediaTek reportedly suggested possible launch data for Q2 2022, with general availability coming in 2023.

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However, it will take time for compatible smartphones, consumer devices and routers to reach the market. Industry body Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) expects the first Wi-Fi 7 device to be released in 2025.

Little is known about what form Wi-Fi 7 will eventually take, but it is believed to be about two and a half times faster than Wi-Fi 6 and offer significantly lower latency. These features will provide better performance for use cases such as online gaming and artificial intelligence, while also reducing interference with nearby networks.

WBA is working with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) with Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) technology, which will ensure that Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 7 networks are unlicensed over a wide geographic area without affecting competing networks. to use high-band spectrum.

Wi-Fi 6 itself represents a generational shift in wireless communications and is seen as a complementary technology to 5G, increasing speeds, increasing capacity and reducing latency. This guarantees a high level of performance and reliability, especially in networks where multiple devices are competing for bandwidth.

In the telecommunications sector, providers will be able to improve Wi-Fi speeds at home and offer integrated networking services combining stationary and mobile technologies to consumers and businesses.

Meanwhile the Wi-Fi 6E builds on this through the use of 6GHz spectrum with speeds of over 2Gbps and two-millisecond low latency.

The WBA says that at least 83% of service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises will have adopted Wi-Fi 6 technology by the end of 2022.

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