Intel will introduce Wi-Fi 7 in 2024 as Apple plans an imminent transition to Wi-Fi 6E

Intel plans to install next-generation Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) technology in devices by 2024, ETNews reports.

Wi-Fi 7 is the successor to Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax), providing 2x faster data processing speeds of 5.8Gbps and more stable 6GHz bandwidth, as well as support for up to 36Gbps when working with data . Intel plans to expand Wi-Fi 7 development efforts before it comes to market in 2024 and intends to implement its technology mostly in laptops before expanding to other devices.

“We are currently developing Intel’s ‘802.11be’ Wi-Fi for Wi-Fi Alliance certification, and it will be installed in computer products such as laptops by 2024. We expect it to appear in major markets in 2025,” Eric said. McLaughlin, Vice President of Wireless Solutions at Intel, at a recent press conference in Asia.

“Wi-Fi 7 nearly doubles the bandwidth of 802.11ax (170MHz) to 320MHz and doubles the speed of Wi-Fi. Since there is only a year left before 802.11be is released, there is still a chance that we can improve the processing speed even more.” .

Meanwhile, Apple is about to move its devices to Wi-Fi 6E. While it was widely rumored to debut with last year’s iPhone 13 lineup, Apple has yet to release any Wi-Fi 6E-enabled devices. This is expected to change this year starting with the iPhone 14.

Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset is also expected to feature Wi-Fi 6E technology. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said head-mounted monitors in 2022, 2023 and 2024 will offer Wi-Fi 6/6E, Wi-Fi 6E/7 and Wi-Fi 7 respectively, but it’s unclear if this will be the case. The information is specifically linked to the Apple product roadmap.

Wi-Fi 6E provides Wi-Fi 6 features and capabilities, including higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates, extending to the 6GHz band for processing speeds of 2.4Gbps. The additional spectrum provides more airspace than current 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, resulting in more bandwidth and less interference.

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules allowing 1,200MHz of spectrum in the 6GHz band for unlicensed use in the United States, paving the way for the introduction of new devices with Wi-Fi 6E support.

Along with Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and MediaTek, they are also preparing to release products based on Wi-Fi 7.

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