Intel is developing the next generation of Wi-Fi and estimates that it will first come to laptops.
Laptop users will be able to enjoy even faster wireless connections with Wi-Fi 7 , which has a tentative date.
The new Wi-Fi standard would be coming to laptops in 2024, said an executive from Intel, developer of the standard.
” (Wi-Fi 7) will be installed in computers such as laptops by 2024 … we expect it to appear in large markets in 2025,” said Eric McLaughlin, vice president of Intel ‘s wireless solutions division during a conference for the Asia Pacific region.
As detailed, Intel continues to develop WiFi 802.11be , the technical name of Wi-Fi 7 , to receive certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance , the organization in charge of the standard.
Wi-Fi 7: What are its benefits?
Wi-Fi 7 is the successor to Wi-Fi 6/6E or 802.11ax. By adopting 802.11be, Wi-Fi 7 will improve the use of the 6 GHz band with better latency and reliability.
And if we talk about speed, Wi-Fi 7 will go up to 5.8 Gbps, effectively double the 2.4 Gbps that Wi-Fi 6/6E offers.
This will come in handy, especially with the introduction of higher bandwidth experiences like augmented reality (AR) , virtual reality (VR) , and robotics .
Wi-Fi 6 has been with us since 2019 and got a small improvement with Wi-Fi 6E in 2020.
Wi-Fi: Cracking the Names
Since 2019, the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced a new nomenclature for users to more easily identify Wi-Fi generations .
- Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be)
- Wi-Fi 6/6E (802.11ax)
- Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
- Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)