Promises more reliable and stable Wi-Fi speeds, but this may still depend on the carrier and phone you’re using.
Mediatek today has announced live demos of the new Wi-FI 7 technology that’s a successor to Wi-Fi 6. Their live demos highlight the upcoming Wi-Fi 7 Filogic portfolio that the company proprietarily owns. Wi-Fi 7 is unique in comparison to its predecessors in that it’s flexible and is compatible in nearly all frequency bands that’s currently available as well as all Wi-Fi spectrums, including 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
“The rollout of Wi-Fi 7 will mark the first time that Wi-Fi can be a true wireline/Ethernet replacement for super high-bandwidth applications,” said Alan Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intelligent Connectivity business at MediaTek. “MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 7 technology will be the backbone of home, office and industrial networks and provide seamless connectivity for everything from multi-player AR/VR applications to cloud gaming and 4K calls to 8K streaming and beyond.”
Mediatek has demonstrated the capabilities of the new Wi-FI 7 technology through a piece of tech called MLO, or Multi-Link Operation. This technology aggregates on multiple channels at varying frequencies so it can highlight how network traffic can still flow and run smoothly even if there’s congestion on the frequency bands. To put it simply, this technology allows for a clearer signal flow to achieve a more stable and more reliable internet connection. MLO is significant for uses like streaming, uploading, gaming, and other activities that require a stable and reliable connection.
“Faster broadband Internet access and more demanding applications such as higher resolution video
streaming and VR gaming are driving demand for Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, and soon Wi-Fi 7,” said Mario
Morales, group vice president, Semiconductors at IDC. “Wi-Fi 7’s advances in channel width, QAM, and
new features such as multi-link operation (MLO) will make Wi-Fi 7 very attractive for devices including
flagship smartphones, PCs, consumer devices, and vertical industries like retail and industrial; as service
providers begin to deploy a wider spectrum of hotspots across these market segments.”
Mediatek has been developing Wi-Fi 7 since its inception and is one of the pioneers in its development.
“Today’s consumers want an always-connected, reliable and fast Wi-Fi connection for many applications
such as video calls, 4K/8K TV entertainment, real-time gaming, and others,” said Moon Ho Lee,
president at Korea Mercury. “MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 7 technology can fulfill the current need for all the
applications consumers enjoy today and also open the door for future AR/VR applications which we
can’t even imagine today.”
Mediatek claims that Wi-Fi 7 has 2.4x faster speeds than Wi-Fi 6 since it can utilise 320MHz channels and also support 4K quadrature amplitude modulation (QAR) technology. QAR allows connections to have double the bandwidth strength to achieve better latencies. As mentioned before, Wi-Fi 7 also has MLO that allows for a more reliable and stable connection.
According to Mediatek, Wi-Fi 7 is expected to arrive by next year, 2023.
Mediatek Filogic is the company’s proprietary internet technology. You can learn more by visiting Mediatek’s website