Recently, the development of communication technologies has been speeding up. For instance, the wireless connection has increased the performance speed many times. This means, in the near future, Wi-Fi speed will be as fast as you haven’t imagined before. But Wi-Fi technology is not about speed only. Latency, the number of connected devices, and other features are very important as well. In this regard, we have to mention that there are half a dozen of tech companies that are working on the new standard, namely Wi-Fi 7.
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Although there is news that Intel is considering promoting MediaTek’s Wi-Fi solution on Core notebooks, this does not mean that they need to wash their hands.
At a recent media event, Eric McLaughlin, Intel’s vice president of wireless solutions, said Intel is developing Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) chips to gain alliance certification as soon as possible. He predicts that these chips will be installed on PC products, including notebooks in 2024 and become mainstream in 2025.
According to McLaughlin, there is every reason to think that the speed of Wi-Fi 7 is doubled. But it is still too early to talk about this.
In fact, the theoretical peak rate of Wi-Fi 6 is 10Gbps. The currently announced Wi-Fi 7 solutions (including Qualcomm, Broadcom, MediaTek, etc.) generally exceed 30Gbps, and Intel will definitely not lag behind. So McLaughlin’s words we can take in the following way – the speed of Wi-Fi 7 will be at least twice that of Wi-Fi 6.
The theoretical peak network speed of Wi-Fi 7 can reach 46Gbps. But there are some factors affecting the overall performance – transmission, interference, and other obstacles. So the final peak speed after commercial use will be around 40Gbps. In other words, a 4K Blu-Ray movie that has a size of 25Gb will be downloaded in seconds.
We have all reasons to think that Intel won’t fall behind its competitors because it supports cutting-edge technologies such as 4096-QAM modulation, 320MHz bandwidth, and MRU/MLO.