• Intel may be the first company to support Wi-Fi 7;
  • Gigante is working on computers compatible with the technology;
  • The expectation is that the certification comes out in 2024 and the devices reach the market in 2025.

Intel, a multinational technology company, is preparing to launch the first computers capable of supporting Wi-Fi 7, a new generation of network that promises even more speed in data transfer. Wi-Fi 802.11b is expected to be ‘Wi-Fi Alliance’ certified and installed on computers and laptops by 2024, in order to appear in key markets by 2025.

“Wi-Fi 7 nearly doubles the frequency bandwidth from 802.11ax (170 MHz) to 320 MHz and doubles the speed of Wi-Fi,” said Eric McLaughlin, vice president of Intel’s Wireless Solutions division. “As 802.11b is more than a year away, there is still a chance for us to further improve processing speed.”

If the deadline is met, Intel will be the first company to support the technology. In addition to improving connectivity, the innovations that come with Wi-Fi 7 contribute to new uses. “You can find out if anyone is in the room, how many people are there, and whether or not they are moving or static. With the right technology, you can even determine whether or not someone is breathing,” explains McLaughlin.

Inside Wi-Fi 7

This is one of the new technologies that promises – as well as 5G and 6G technologies and the 10G PON fiber connection – a more immersive internet connection, capable of achieving great performance in virtual reality devices, augmented reality, cloud games and high resolution (8K) video conferences. The network will be able to provide connectivity for all applications already invented, which allows the expansion and popularization of resources that depended on fixed networks.

The network capabilities will enable speeds 2.4 times faster than Wi-Fi 6, as it can use 320 Mhz channels, in addition to supporting 4K quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology.

In addition, the signal will allow you to reduce latency by transmitting Wi-Fi on multiple bands, including multi-user capabilities unit to avoid and reduce interference.

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