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MediaTek conducts first tests of Wi-Fi 7

MediaTek has successfully tested Wi-Fi 7 technology. According to the manufacturer, the first devices supporting this standard may appear as early as next year.

During tests, Wi-Fi 7 showed a significant increase in speed compared to the previous standard. In terms of maximum data transfer rate, it exceeds Wi-Fi 6 by 2.4 times. This increase is provided by support for 320 MHz channels and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) technology.

According to the Wi-FI Alliance, devices with Wi-Fi 7 support will be able to provide speeds of at least 30 Gbps. For comparison, Wi-Fi 6 averages up to 9.6 Gb / s, while WiFi 5 results in a “modest” 3.5 Gb / s. Such high performance will allow wireless streaming of 8K video and cloud games.

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Wi-Fi 7 will reportedly be compatible with all currently available frequencies, including 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz.

MediaTek believes that after the introduction of Wi-Fi 7, wireless networks will be able to replace a wired connection. True, for this the standard has yet to be finally approved. It is expected that this will happen only by 2024.

It is worth noting that so far even devices with Wi-Fi 6 are a kind of exotic for many. The standard is just getting started. All this affects the cost of devices. Today, a Wi-Fi 6 capable router can easily cost around $400.

A source: Digital Trends

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