Wi-Fi 7 will arrive after Wi-Fi 6e with a speed of 40 Gbps.
The new versions of Wi-Fi can seem a little confusing, so let’s briefly talk about these generations of the technology.
Reporting by 9to5Mac, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pre It used the term 802.11 to name wireless networks. English letters were then used to represent the different generations of this technology, each representing a specific speed.
The Wi-Fi Consortium finally realized how confusing this was, and so now it’s a simple sequence of numbers, including The older standards have been rebranded as follows:
- Wi-Fi Zero (formerly 802.11)
- Wi-Fi 1 (formerly 802.11b)
- Wi-Fi 2 (former 802.11a) Wi-Fi 3 (former 802.11g) Wi-Fi 4 (former 802.11n) Wi-Fi 5 (former 802.11ac )
- Wi-Fi 6 (former 802.11ax)
- Wi-Fi 7 (former 802.11be)
Of course, you can’t let everything be too To simplify, there is also Wi-Fi 6e, still known as 802.11ax, which theoretically offers the same speed as Wi-Fi 6, but because older devices cannot use it, the actual speed must be faster. Wi-Fi 7 is technically known as 802.11be.
The TNW website notes that Wi-Fi 7 is designed for the most demanding use cases, including virtual reality and augmented reality. This new standard, now known as 802.11be, focuses on extremely high performance (EHT) that can help applications run in real-time by providing extremely high speeds. The IEEE working group has announced that Wi-Fi 7 will help provide higher quality services in virtual reality, augmented reality, gaming and remote work.
The data transfer speed in Wi-Fi 7 reaches 46 Gbps; Of course, this figure in the real world will probably reach about 40 gigabits. This means you can download a 25 GB Blu-ray movie in just a few seconds.
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Another advantage of Wi-Fi 7 is that the number of MIMO streams from eight to 16. This feature can provide the possibility of connecting more devices and access to higher speed communication for these devices. In addition, 16 antennas can be used in the next generation Wi-Fi to receive and transmit data. It is important to remember that most Wi-Fi modules of smartphones and laptops use a two-by-two MIMO, two antennas for receiving (input) and two antennas for transmitting (output).
Using a router 16 by 16 will allow more devices to take advantage of the high speed of 2 by 2 streaming.
However, don’t get too excited just yet because the first Wi-Fi 7 routers will be introduced next year. and this technology may be offered only in commercial devices at first. Additionally, Wi-Fi 7 will only be available in countries that can use the 6 GHz band, so countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Brazil are all eligible to use the technology.