With more modern smartphones, laptops, and tablets supporting Wi-Fi 6 standards for high-speed wireless connection, one could say that the adoption bottleneck is caused by the residential gateway or router. But welp, here we are with Intel and partner Broadcom showing the all-new Wi-Fi 7 technology in work for the very first time.
The demonstration was done using an Intel-based laptop equipped with a non-commercial-yet Wi-Fi 7 chipset connected to a Broadcom Wi-Fi 7 access point to prove the legitimacy of the technology working across different vendors and partners. From the video shot, the top speed breaks over the 5Gbps which makes much more things possible in the future, perceivable in the next 10 years as described by Team Blue. In short, high data intensity tasks that constantly stream over a given bandwidth will finally have the choice of getting bounded by cables anymore.
The wireless tech also portrayed better properties such as lower latency, improved reliability, and greater capacity thanks to wider 320MHz channels in unlicensed 6GHz spectrums, higher order 4K QAM data modulation, simultaneous connections across multiple bands with multi-link operation, and improved channel utilization efficiency with multi-resource unit puncturing.
Currently available commercial applications like AR and VR will definitely see better market maturity and get utilized more while future tech like 16K media streaming and super responsive cloud gaming could be one of the beneficiaries as well.
As Intel and Broadcom lead the charge in Wi-Fi 7, both of them will unveil additional capabilities as well as other relevant news as time goes by.
Better hope it works just as intended in a tech-ridden household filled with all sorts of smart appliances and gadgets.