There is still a lot of talk online about the new Wi-Fi 6E wireless connection. Namely, it will bring to end users faster data transmission without interference, as only a few connections use the six GHz frequency band. Routers will have more ‘ability’ to transmit data, and we will get a faster and more stable connection without much interruption, especially in densely populated areas.
While Wi-Fi 6E-enabled devices are yet to fully take off, Qualcomm has already developed the first chip with support for the latest Wi-Fi 7 wireless technology. Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) wireless is expected soon, and it’s expected That actually appear in the next few years. This will lead to greater access, better power and cost efficiency, and higher data transfer density.
Qualcomm has developed a chip for Fast Wi-Fi 7 called Fast Connect 7800. It can be used simultaneously with up to four Wi-Fi channels at a frequency of five or six MHz. In practice, this also means lower latency times. So it’s no surprise that Qualcomm’s Fast Connect 7800 can stream 4K or even 8K videos in real time. When using a frequency band of five gigahertz, data is transmitted at a speed of up to 5.8 gigabits per second, while at a frequency of six gigahertz it is reduced to 4.3 gigabits per second.
Qualcomm will soon provide the new Fast Connect 7800 chipset to device manufacturers. This means that the first devices equipped with it will likely go on sale soon. Fortunately, the new Wi-Fi 7 is fully compatible with previous versions of Wi-Fi.