MediaTek announced this Wednesday, January 19, that it has held the world’s first live demonstration of Wi-Fi 7 technology, the new generation of the wireless networking standard. The demo highlighted the capabilities of its Filic chip line with support for this technology. The company also believes that the first devices supporting Wi-Fi 7 will hit the market as early as 2023.
According to the company, two demonstrations of the Wi-Fi 7 wireless network standard, or IEEE 802.11b, to its key customers and partners to deliver the fastest speeds and low latency of the new standard. A highlight of the Wi-Fi 7 wireless networking standard is that it basically offers completely new capabilities across all available spectrums for Wi-Fi, including 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz.
This new wireless networking standard promises to offer speeds up to 2.4 times faster than the Wi-Fi 6 standard without having to increase the number of antennas. This is possible because the Wi-Fi 7 standard is capable of using 320MHz channels and supporting the so-called 4K quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology. In addition, the Wi-Fi 7 standard has features such as MLO to reduce latency when transmitting on multiple bands, Multi-User Resource Unit (MRU) to help avoid interference, and others. Regarding Wi-Fi 6, it’s worth remembering that Wi-Fi 6 Release 2 was recently announced promising higher upload speeds and improved power management. know more here.
“The launch of Wi-Fi 7 will mark the first time Wi-Fi can be a true fixed network/Ethernet replacement for ultra high bandwidth applications. MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 7 technology will be the backbone of home, office and industrial networks and provide seamless connectivity for everything from multiplayer augmented reality/virtual reality applications, cloud gaming and calling with 4K to 8K streaming and more. most”.
— Alan Hsu, Vice President and General Manager, Smart Connectivity, MediaTek
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With its demonstrations held for partners and customers, MediaTek was able to show how the Wi-Fi 7 compatible chips of the Filic line can reach the maximum speed defined by the IEEE 802.11be standard and how its multilink operation technology (MLO) allows the network traffic can flow smoothly even in the event of interference, for example. With this, users will be able to have a much better experience of streaming videos or games, or any other application that displays a constant data transfer rate in real time.
“Today’s consumers want an always-on, reliable, and fast Wi-Fi connection for many applications such as video calling, 4K/8K TV entertainment, real-time gaming, and more. MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 7 technology will meet today’s need. of all the apps consumers enjoy today and open the door to future AR/VR apps we haven’t even imagined yet.”
— Moon Ho Lee, president of Korea Mercury
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Via: Tom’s Hardware, GSMArena, XDA Developers Source: MediaTek