Wi-Fi 7 is Coming

Wi-Fi 7 is Coming

It might seem as if 2024 is far away, but time flies. We’re already in May for crying out loud!

Knowing what’s coming and how it can benefit your customers can make it easier to get network upgrades in motion for projects that truly require next-gen connectivity.

We’re going to keep this pretty high level for now and share more details as they come to light throughout the year.

So what can you expect from Wi-Fi 7?

  • Accelerated connectivity
  • More reliable connections
  • Enhanced privacy and security
  • Responsiveness that feels as if it’s wired

And there’s more:

  • Tri-band connectivity – In addition to 2.4 and 5 GHz, Wi-fi 7 allows for 6 GHz as well.
  • Ultra-low latency – with Multilink Operation (MLO), Wi-Fi 7 devices can connect on two bands at once to enable data redundancy that improves reliability.
  • More bandwidth – Along with 20, 40, 80, 80+80 and 160 MHz, Wi-Fi 7 brings in 320 MHz too.
  • Faster speeds – 4K QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation), as opposed to 1K QAM of legacy Wi-Fi, lets each signal embed larger amounts of data leading to max data rates of nearly 5.8 Gbps.

What does all of that mean in layman’s terms?

Streaming 8k video with ease and reducing a 15 GB file download to about 25 seconds.

The future is fast (and reliable). Dive deeper with this great breakdown from Intel.

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