The beginning of the Wi-Fi 7 era

Adoption of Wi-Fi 7, the new standard for wireless networks, has begun / File photo
Adoption of Wi-Fi 7, the new standard for wireless networks, has begun / File photo

A new era of wireless networks has begun.

Wi-Fi Alliance has started certifying Wi-Fi 7 devices.

According to Wi-Fi Alliance, the new version of wireless communication will be much better than the current standard.

According to the alliance, it is the first wireless communication standard developed specifically for the 6 GHz band.

Although the Wi-Fi 6 standard also supports the 6 GHz band, it was not developed for this frequency.

The 7th generation version of Wi-Fi is significantly better than Wi-Fi 6 and 6e with 4 times faster internet speed.

Wi-Fi 7 also reduces latency (the time it takes for a signal to travel from one network to another) while improving capacity.

What are the benefits of Wi-Fi 7?

Wi-Fi 7 will be a wireless communication standard with features like higher speed, more connections support and low latency performance.

It will be able to provide more high-quality video and cloud gaming services while being better suited for AR and VR devices.

With Wi-Fi 7, it will be possible to provide better service even in densely populated areas.

Wi-Fi 7 compared to Wi-Fi 6

If the data transfer speed is 9.6 Gbps in Wi-Fi 6, it will be maximum 46 Gbps in Wi-Fi 7.

Similarly, the channel bandwidth will be 320 MHz as against 160 MHz, while the number of full-bandwidth channels will be 6 instead of 7.

Data transmission will be 4096 QAM instead of 1024 QAM.

So what’s the difference?

If data transfer speeds of 46 Gbps were indeed available (which is unlikely), it would be possible to download a 25 GB Blu-ray quality movie file in mere seconds.

Wi-Fi 7 will have 16 antennas to receive and transmit data and keep in mind that most phones and laptops have 2 antennas for receiving and 3 for transmitting.

So routers with more antennas will allow more devices to get higher data transfer speeds and will have less problems with slow internet speeds.

It should be noted that currently the number of routers supporting Wi-Fi 7 in the market is very few, so it will take some time to use it.

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