For decades, WiFi technology has helped make our lives more convenient and connected. In this unpredictable era of COVID-19, WiFi solutions play a pivotal role in providing the structure to keep us entertained and productive. But While WiFi 6 has brought greater speeds and improved security, WiFi 7 is already arriving. Built upon WiFi 6 and 6E, WiFi 7 elevates the standard to another level. For perhaps the first time, WiFi technology could fully replace for a wired Ethernet network. The new capabilities of WiFi 7 bring unprecedented possibilities to existing use cases and unfold new prospects for emerging ones.
Whether you are videoconferencing and need massive transmission speeds for a presentation, or you are engaged in a heroic multiplayer gaming session, WiFi 7 is prepared to handle congestion, latency, and audiovisual synchronization. The evolution of WiFi 7 can transform the user experience, with users around the world benefiting from accelerated connectivity and more refined wireless networking. And it can help us solve sophisticated problems through next-generation devices, or just make life easier to handle.
Let’s walk through a day in the life of an engineer named Jay, to see how WiFi 7 may improve his life.
For the Creator Space
Imagine it’s 7 AM, and Jay is getting ready for work. His wife Laura is making him some coffee, and she says, “Sweetheart, uploading video has never been this easy — not until we upgraded to that router with a 10 Gigabit port and connected it to our network storage. Today I will make a new cooking video about muffins!” Jay says, “I’m looking forward to it!” And she answers, “You’ll be surprised! Drive safe and have a great day!”
Creators are emerging around the world in a new trend of work style. Efficiency and internet speeds are critical for them. Whether you are filming, editing or transferring videos, WiFi 7 can provide the speed you need to deliver content quickly and to use multiple connected devices without latency. WiFi 7 makes your creative environment more convenient and unrestricted.
For Business Networks
At 3 PM, Jay gathers his team and holds a virtual meeting with his colleagues at headquarters. During the meeting, large files and videos have been uploaded and presented. The network environment is stable, and internet speeds are faster than ever before. Everything went well, and Jay was able to efficiently reach an agreement.
High connection speeds empower fast and fluent work experiences, at the office or when working remotely. WiFi 7 can provide smoother and more reliable networking to increase the value of your work.
For Entertainment Streaming
After work, Jay goes home and lays on the sofa. Suddenly, he gets a message from his gaming buddy, inviting him to play the latest online game. Jay puts on his VR headset and enjoys an epic experience with his buddy, without buffering or signal congestion. Then Jay watches the FIFA World Cup with his family, streaming video smoothly the whole time.
The WiFi 7 standard can realize more powerful augmented reality and provide fully immersive virtual reality. The lower latencies and reduced signal interference of WiFi 7 can let network traffic flow seamlessly to create a no-delay multimedia streaming environment.
Wi-Fi 7 offers lightning-fast connections for a wide variety of scenarios at work and at home, including large file transfers, remote work, conference calls, cloud computing, 8K video streaming, immersive AR/VR and smart home integration. It offers solutions for multiple end markets such as enterprise, e-sports, service provision and retail.
WiFi 7 is designed to meet the demands of faster data transfers and robust operation for home, office and industrial networks. Its cutting-edge features can realize an intelligent life for everyone, encompassing smart phones, laptops, AR/VR gadgets, live streams, online games, and in-vehicle infotainment; smart home devices like gateways, intelligent washing machines, refrigerators, and lighting; plus music, entertainment and digital security for a better quality of life. Not to mention large-scale use cases including E-education, telemedicine, virtual shopping, venue streaming, and more. WiFi 7 is poised to deliver value for the next decade, taking the wireless user experience to infinity and beyond.
[i] Compared to the previous WiFi 6 platform
[ii] Measured using WiFi 6 client connected at 200 Mbps to WiFi 6 router with RangeBoost Plus, compared to same WiFi 6 client connected at 200 Mbps to WiFi 5 router without RangeBoost Plus.
[iii] Subject to regulatory limitations, and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi. Number of channels may be less than 7. If no 6 GHz SSID is displayed, please check whether your OS and client device are fully licensed to support the newly released 6 GHz band. You can check with your OS and client device provider for the WiFi 6E driver release schedule.