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Wi-Fi 7: MediaTek presents its first demos


Things are moving slowly on the Wi-Fi 7 side. While Wi-Fi 6E is just beginning to emerge, MediaTek has announced that it is currently performing its first live demonstrations of Wi-Fi 7. On paper, this new 802.11be standard will offer speeds 2.4 times faster than Wi-Fi 6 while keeping the same number of antennas. The objective is to quadruple the bandwidth to go up to 30 Gb / s peak.

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MediaTek’s demo showcases how its Filogic Wi-Fi 7 technology can achieve ” the maximum speed defined by the IEEE 802.11be standard while demonstrating its multilink (MLO) technology. This aggregates multiple channels across different frequency bands simultaneously to highlight how network traffic can continue to flow smoothly, even in the face of band interference or saturation. Another demo from MediaTek focuses on the ” low latency transmissions “.

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The rollout of Wi-Fi 7 will mark the first time that Wi-Fi can be a true wired/Ethernet replacement for ultra-broadband applications. explains the company in a press release. This new standard should be particularly useful for professionals, but also for multiplayer AR/VR apps, cloud gaming, 4K video calls and 8K streaming. For all this to work, the objective is to reduce latency and avoid interference, especially in the transmission of videos.

This 802.11be standard should be backward compatible with devices using the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz frequency bands. MediaTek is ambitious and estimates that the first products with Wi-Fi 7 should arrive on the market by 2023. However, this is not a reason to throw away your Wi-Fi 6 devices: the standard is not for neither finalized nor certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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