WiFi 7 is ready to be launched in 2024

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The Wi-Fi Alliance plans to finalize the Wi-Fi 7 specification by Q1 2024, paving the way for standardized Wi-Fi 7 devices.

What’s Wi-Fi Alliance?

The Wi-Fi Alliance is an organization that promotes the adoption of Wi-Fi technology worldwide and owns the Wi-Fi trademark. It was founded in 1999 and has over 900 member companies from around the globe, including major manufacturers of Wi-Fi devices such as Apple, Samsung, Intel, and Cisco.

Wi-Fi 7 promises speeds up to 40 Gbit/s, a significant improvement over the current Wi-Fi 6 standard. It also offers reduced latency and increased capacity, making it ideal for online gaming, streaming, and AR/VR applications.

Wi-Fi 7 utilizes three frequency bands (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz) with wider channels (320 MHz) and advanced modulation techniques (4096-QAM) to achieve unparalleled speeds.

  • Speeds up to 40 Gbit/s: 4.8x faster than Wi-Fi 6.
  • Reduced latency: This will enhance the speed of online gaming and AR/VR applications, resulting in better responsiveness.
  • Increased capacity will allow more devices to connect to the network without impacting performance.
  • Improved security: Wi-Fi 7 includes new security features that will make it more difficult for hackers to steal data.

Here is the difference between Wi-Fi 5, 6 and 7

Wi-Fi 7 devices are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2024. However, some manufacturers have already released “draft” Wi-Fi 7 devices that will be compatible with the full standard once a firmware update is applied.

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