Qualcomm announced in September this year that it would bring WiFi 7 closer to home with its 10G technology and now the Wi-Fi Alliance has set a date for these specifications are adopted by all stakeholders such as businesses and operators.
Qualcomm has not been the only one to have announced the integration of WiFi 7 throughout the year, and in September Amazon itself has already presented a router with WiFi 7 that will be able to download 4K movies in 10 seconds. They are not the only ones since currently you can purchase equipment
CERTIFIED Wi-Fi 7, based on IEEE 802.11be technology, will be available before the end of the first quarter of 2024 according to the Wi-Fi Alliance. If there are already WiFi 7 devices on the market, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 will make it easier to global interoperability and will bring advanced WiFi performance to homes in the next era of connected devices.
2024, the year of WiFi 7
And this specification will enable wireless connections to be established at breakneck speeds for reach up to 40 Gbps. Making it a perfect alternative to the typical cable connection in homes; although Movistar recently announced the possibility of bringing optical fiber to every room in a house.
This new specification achieves these speeds when using three frequency bands: 2.40 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz, which use a channel width of 320 Mhz and 4096-QAM. In fact, WiFi 7 builds on what the WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E specifications pioneered, including speed-enhancing connections like MU-MIMI and OFDMA. In total, the advancement represents a 4.8x improvement over WiFi 6.
Current routers and adapters currently on the Spanish market and supporting WiFi 7 follow what is called the “draft” specification. They can be used with a firmware update, but for solutions in corporate offices, fully certified devices will be required as they must operate on specific frequencies.
Wi-Fi 7 offers a superior connection for a large number of uses with high levels of interaction and immersion. In fact, because there is greater demand for low latency technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, cloud computing and IoT solutions, WiFi 7 devices will be able to deliver optimized performance even in denser environments in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
All countries according to Tom’s materialas is the case in Europe, those with access to 6 GHz will benefit from the full extent of WiFi 7’s unrivaled performance. will include a new 6 GHz frequency band and here operators in Europe will have to work to adopt the speeds with which all home experiences will increase at all levels.
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