It promises to come with some advantages that today are only found in cable connections.
The 5G technology is expected to be the most popular wireless connection technology in the next few decades. However, the new WiFi standards will not be forgotten and could become the best option for both public and home networks within a few more years.
While the Wifi 7 is not expected until 2024, Intel already advanced some of the benefits that we will see in this new standard baptized as 802.11.be, which would be up to 4 times faster than Wifi 6.
The Wifi 7 will offer 30 Gbps connections. While the theoretical maximum speed of 48 Gbps could be achieved, Intel claims that it can provide speeds up to almost five times that of the Wifi 6E’s 9.6 Gbps.
It is absurd to think about home networks that are this fast. Wifi 7 will not make much difference to Wifi 6E. But speed isn’t the only benefit to this technology.
The Wifi 7 can be used in channels of 2.4 GHz, 5 Ghz and 6 GHz simultaneously so that you can choose which channel you use based on the characteristics of the equipment and the time of connection.
This Wifi will also release Multi-Link Operation technology (MLO), which will further reduce latency than Wifi 6E.
Likewise, there will be MIMO technology, but in this case the coverage will be even greater thanks to the shift from 8 streams to 16 spatial streams.
Intel claims that Wifi 7 will offer a better experience with greater coverage and faster speeds, as well as improved energy efficiency in connected devices. However, it didn’t give any concrete data in comparison to Wifi 6E.