There is still a lot of talk online about the new Wi-Fi 6E wireless connection. This will result in faster data transmission to end users without interference, as only a few connections use the six gigahertz frequency band. Routers will have more “power” to transfer data, and we’ll get a faster and more stable connection without a lot of interruption – especially in densely populated areas.
Although devices that support wireless Wi-Fi 6E haven’t fully taken off yet, MediaTek is already testing the latest wireless Wi-Fi 7 technology. Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) is expected to go live in the next few years. This will lead to greater range, better energy efficiency, higher data transfer density, and of course better cost efficiency.
The Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) wireless connection is expected to significantly improve the data transfer rate compared to its predecessor. Wi-Fi 7 will allow for 2.4 times faster data transfer compared to wireless Wi-Fi 6 and can provide data transfer speeds of more than 30 Gbps. This will be more than enough for virtual and augmented reality and 4K and 8K videos.
MediaTek has announced that Wi-Fi 7 compatible devices will be available next year. However, devices with this standard will not turn on immediately. Experts predict that the new Wi-Fi 7 will actually appear only in 2024.