Mobile Devices

Wi-Fi Certified 7 comes to CES 2024

11 January 2024
Source: Wi-Fi Alliance

The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced Wi-Fi Certified 7, a new tool that allows for a boost to Wi-Fi performance and improve connectivity across a range of environments.

Wi-Fi Certified 7 allows high throughput, deterministic latency and greater reliability for critical traffic, the Wi-Fi Alliance said. This will enable new use cases like multi-user AR/VW/XR, immersive 3D training, electronic gaming, hybrid work, industrial internet of things (IIoT) and automotive applications.

“Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 has arrived, bringing lower latency, blazing fast speeds, determinism and high capacity to homes, enterprises and large public venues,” said Vijay Nagarajan, VP of marketing for wireless communication and connectivity division at Broadcom Inc. “Built for our ultra-connected world, Broadcom's Wi-Fi 7 solutions deliver reliable multi-gigabit broadband connectivity to where it is needed most.”

Extensive collaboration

The certified tool is the culmination of those global companies working with the Wi-Fi Alliance. Companies including Broadcom, CommScope, Intel, MaxLinear, MediaTek and Qualcomm are testing the certification on new devices.

The Wi-Fi Alliance said it forecasts a broad ecosystem for Wi-Fi 7 coming in 2024 with more than 233 million devices expected to support the standard. This will jump to 2.1 billion devices by 2028. These devices include new smartphones, tables, access points, customer premises equipment and augmented and virtual reality equipment.

The organization said Wi-Fi Certified 7 will help to push advanced features to be deployed across high-quality user experiences. These features include:

  • 320 MHz channels
  • Multi-link operation
  • 4K QAM
  • 512 compress block-ack
  • Multiple RUs to a single STA
  • Triggered uplink access
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