The Future of Internet: A New Wireless Connection

Qualcomm has announced that it will bring WiFi 7 closer to home with its 10G technology, and the Wi-Fi Alliance has set a date for the specification to be adopted by all actors, such as companies and operators.

It’s not just Qualcomm that’s getting in on the action – Amazon announced in September that it has a router with WiFi 7 capable of downloading 4K movies in 10 seconds. And there are already equipment available on the market that offer support for the new specification.

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7, based on IEEE 802.11be technology, will be available before the end of the first quarter of 2024, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance. This will facilitate global interoperability and bring advanced WiFi performance to homes into the next era of connected devices.

The new WiFi 7 specification will allow for wireless connections at breakneck speeds of up to 40 Gbit/s, making it a perfect alternative to typical cable connections found in homes. The specification achieves these speeds when using three frequency bands: 2.40 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz, with a channel width of 320 Mhz and 4096-QAM. It represents a 4.8-fold improvement over WiFi 6.

While current routers and adapters in the Spanish market can support WiFi 7 with a ‘draft’ specification, fully certified devices will eventually be needed for solutions in company offices. WiFi 7 offers a superior connection for a large number of uses with high levels of interaction and immersion, making it the perfect choice for technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, Cloud Computing, and IoT solutions.

Countries with access to 6 GHz, such as Spain, will experience the full scope of WiFi 7’s unparalleled performance. The new 6 GHz frequency band will require operators in Spain to work on adopting these speeds, which will lead to increased experiences at home at all levels.

Overall, the introduction of WiFi 7 promises to bring ultra-fast, reliable, and optimized wireless connectivity to homes and businesses, setting a new standard for wireless performance.