Few people use WiFi 6, and even less WiFi 6E, but companies are already developing WiFi 7, with one utopia in mind: to get rid of the cable.
We talk a lot about the 5G connection, but in the end it is a connection that we only use when we are away from home, and it is more decisive for companies or the professional environment.
Home users and workers are linked to WiFi, the main means of connection at home or at work.
Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E started to become popular in 2020, and offers new features such as the use of the 6 GHz band, better management of simultaneous connections, and speeds of up to 9.6 Gbps.
WiFi 6 is the new standard of WiFi connections which improves your wireless connections by optimizing your speed and the stability of your navigation.
Most people still use WiFi 5, because switching to WiFi 6 requires both the purchase of a new router and that the devices we use are compatible with WiFI 6.
The use of WiFi 6E is further reduced, an update of the standard with some improvements in terms of speed and connectivity.
But companies that work with this technology are already developing its successor. MediaTek to present WiFi 7 at CES 2022, next January.
This was announced at the MediaTek Summit conference last Friday, as reported by PC Magazine.
Wi-Fi 7, which will also be called 802.11be, I want to be the first wireless standard to surpass cable.
Its creators aspire to achieve 40 Gbps of transmission speed, which would equal standards such as USB 4.0.
In the slide that Mediatek showed at the conference, and which you can see in the opening news photo, some features are already revealed.
On the picture we see that it will be 2.4 times more powerful than WiFi 6E, with lower latency and improved handling of interference produced by other links, or objects with which it collides when transmitted through the air.
It was also announced that WiFi 7 can use more antennas at the same time, and they will not need to be concentrated in different access points.
What else, WiFi 7 will be able to use the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands at the same time. That is, we won’t have to choose between one or the other and only use one, as before.
But even if this technology is presented in January, it will still take time to see it on our devices. The IEEE is expected to approve the standard for commercial use in 2024.