Intel Corporation and Broadcom Inc. have presented the industry’s first multi-vendor WiFi 7 demonstration with over-the-air speeds in excess of 5 gigabits per second.
The trial used a laptop with an Intel Core processor and a WiFi-7 solution connected to a Broadcom WiFi-7 access point.
Carlos Cordeiro, Intel Fellow and Wireless CTO, Client Computing Group, Intel said:
“We are proud to highlight how next-gen WiFi 7 can enable new mobile PC experiences. Working with industry is essential to ensure we deliver on the promises of this new wireless technology. We would like to thank our colleagues at Broadcom for their great technical collaboration that helped make this unprecedented, first-of-its-kind demonstration of ultra-high speed, ultra-low latency WiFi 7 possible.”
WiFi 7 is the platform for the next 10 years of wireless experiences that will require faster speeds, lower latency, improved reliability and greater capacity.
WiFi 7 leverages new features including wider 320MHz channels in the unlicensed 6GHz spectrum, higher-order 4K QAM data modulation, simultaneous connections across multiple bands with multi-link operation, and improved channel utilization efficiency with multi-resource unit dotting.
Vijay Nagarajan, Vice President, Wireless Connectivity Division, Broadcom said, “Today’s milestone sends a clear message: the ecosystem is ready and WiFi 7 is here to deliver exceptional capacity and blazing-fast speeds to expand gigabit broadband. The reliable, low-latency communication that WiFi 7 offers is a key element of Broadcom’s vision to connect everything as the Internet evolves into its next iteration of immersive experiences. Working with industry is key to making this unprecedented connectivity a reality, and we were delighted to work with Intel to achieve another industry first.”
WiFi 7’s deterministic operation enables new product classes, including augmented and virtual reality, ultra-high definition 16K media streaming, and extremely responsive and reliable gaming, while supporting a large number of connected devices in the home or office.
With the vastly increased speeds of WiFi 7, broadband subscribers will reap the full value of their multi-gigabit internet plans.
Intel and Broadcom provide the complete network essential to maximize the potential of WiFi 7 and deliver end-to-end experiences for the broader WiFi market.
“As longtime WBA board members, Broadcom and Intel have been instrumental in the development of Wi-Fi 6 and 6E. Now they are leading again with WiFi 7, which takes advantage of the rapidly growing availability of 6GHz spectrum in multiple countries in APAC, EMEA, Latin America and the US. Their successful test is a milestone in achieving WiFi 7’s double-digit gigabit speeds, ultra-low latency, carrier-grade resiliency, and other next-generation features for consumers and businesses worldwide. Business and home networks will also benefit greatly from the advanced capabilities of WiFi 7,” said Tiago Rodrigues, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance.
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