WiFi 7

Billions of devices worldwide depend on internet connectivity to function, and WiFi is one of the ways to connect. These WiFi technologies must be at their best performance to serve the growing demand of users, hence the creation of WiFi 7. WiFi 7 (802.11be) is the 7th generation. The technology has some advantages over its predecessor, the WiFi 6e. 

WiFi 7 standard works on all three frequency bands; 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz. This new standard features an extremely high throughput of up to 46 GB/s, 4.8 times faster than WiFi 6 and 13 times more quickly than WiFi 5. It also includes advances that reduce latency, increase capacity, and boost stability and efficiency.  

The need for stable and fast internet connectivity is increasing every day. With that, their need for WiFi 7 is building on previous WiFi technology to introduce: 

320 MHz Throughput Bandwidth – The maximum bandwidth of the WiFi 7 network has increased from 160 MHz to 320 MHz; this increases the speed and accessibility to the WiFi network. 

4096-QAM – WiFi 7 adopts a higher quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) scheme to enhance different peak rates, with over 120 percent more data for higher speeds. 

Multi-Resource Unit (RU) Management – Multi-RU allows multiple resource units to assign a single user. It ensures that the resource is utilized and managed during operation. 

Multilink Operation – The new multilink operation mode allows allocating two or more channels from any available frequency band, meaning the network can connect to multiple frequencies simultaneously. This feature enables devices to send and receive data across different frequency bands. 

Enhanced 16-by-16 Multi-User MIMO – This technology supports 16 streams to simultaneously transmit large data volumes to multiple clients or devices. 

Preamble Puncturing – This feature allows widened bandwidth portions to be transmitted regardless of the interference, ensuring that all available network spectrums are used. 

With all these features, WiFi 7 will be the backbone for the metaverse, the Internet of Things (IoT), streaming, cloud gaming, voice conferencing, multiple programming tasks, and many more. 

If you are struggling with lag, congestion, and buffering, WiFi 7 is the solution. 

What do you think about the latest generation of WiFi technology? Will it change the way we use the internet?  Let us know your opinion in the comments section below. 

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