Qualcomm has launched its Wi-Fi 7 network portfolio, promising to power next-generation access points, high-performance routers and carrier gateways at 10Gbps, unlock the full potential of telecommunications progress and launch revolutionary new applications.
As the name suggests, Wi-Fi 7 is the latest generation of wireless internet technology. Standardization is still in its infancy and the World Broadband Alliance (WBA) did not expect the first Wi-Fi 7 devices to be available until 2025, but this timeline could be accelerated.
However, now that it has redesigned its Wi-Fi 7 portfolio, Qualcomm will allow its partners to build devices that increase the speed, lower latency and spectrum capacity for the next generation of networks and existing Wi-Fi 6 / 6E users.
Wi-Fi 7 connectivity
Qualcomm’s platform supports multiple channels, three spectrum bands in the 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz formats to improve output. It says that 33Gbps maximum performance is possible, i.e. 10Gbps connections for end users.
In comparison, Wi-Fi 6E, which uses 6GHz, can deliver speeds in excess of 2Gbps.
The use of multiple channels promises to reduce interference in complex network environments, Automated Frequency Control (AFC) – a technology that optimizes spectrum usage within the 6GHz band by determining whether any current users are in the band.
For consumers and businesses, it means using the full power of 5G and advanced fiber connectivity to launch data-intensive, latency-sensitive applications such as telepresence, extended reality, metawars and immersive gaming applications.
“Qualcomm Technologies ushered in the 10 Gbps Wi-Fi era with our first customer deliveries of the Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series,” said Nick Kucherevsky, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Qualcomm Wireless Infrastructure and Networking.
“Combined with support for the latest Wi-Fi 7 innovations with our unique product architecture, the platform allows solutions for large public platforms ranging from full-home mesh to connectivity networks. With this product line, we anticipate new class customer systems for both today’s applications and the emerging Wi-Fi 7 ecosystem.