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Wi-Fi 7 is projected to be unveiled at CES 2022

Wi-Fi 7 is projected to be unveiled at CES 2022, even though it is not expected to be readily available for another few years. This is the new standard for Wi-Fi, following Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ax) and Wi-Fi 5. Wi-Fi 6 routers have only just begun to appear in homes around the world, with the newer Wi-Fi 6E units just hitting the market very recently.

MediaTek has been the main company that has stated that they will be demonstrating this new technology, however it is not unreasonable to expect other companies to show their own Wi-Fi 7 (also known as 802.11be) technologies.

This new standard for Wi-Fi is generally expected to hit the market in 2024 and will offer speeds that are several times faster than the current technology, Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 6E. The two main things that separate Wi-Fi 7 away from the current versions is that it is designed with tri-band operation and 6 GHz in mind. It will also be able to utilize Multi-Link Operation (MLO), which allows it to operate on multiple links at a time. This will decrease latency and improve reliability. There are expectations that Wi-Fi 7 will also be able to carry 6 GHz operation outdoors with Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC).

here is even talk that Wi-Fi 7 will be able to use all three 2.4 Ghz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands at the same time. It will be better at blocking interference from neighboring networks as well, which will again improve reliability. As mentioned, this new technology will be on display at CES 2022.


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