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MediaTek holds an inaugural Wi-Fi 7 technology demo

MediaTek has Wi-Fi 7 chips in the works. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek has Wi-Fi 7 chips in the works. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek has confirmed that it is working to support the roll-out of Wi-Fi 7 already. These products are projected to incorporate new and upgraded specs for improved speeds and bandwidths compared to Wi-Fi 6 or 6E. MediaTek aims to have its first examples of its new chipsets and components on the market by 2023.

MediaTek has showcased its upcoming Wi-Fi 7-based line of Filogic-series products in advance. This update to Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, or IEEE 802.11be, is projected to enhance support for even the most demanding tasks, 4K-8K video or streaming and metaverse-grade connectivity included. 

Wi-Fi 7 might be able to sustain this through advancements such as its take on multi-link operation (MLO) technology, developed to ameliorate congestion or interference through the aggregation of multiple channels regardless of band frequency. On that note, next-gen Wi-Fi should be able to use new 320MHz channels.

MediaTek has also indicated that users in search of Wi-Fi 7-based products should look out for specs such as 4K quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and multi-user resource unit (MRU) features, also rated to address interference.

The new standard's features are currently projected to result in speeds of up to 2.4 times those of Wi-Fi 6/6E, given the same number of antennae, even though it will use the same bands (2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz). MediaTek currently believes it can ship its new Filogic Wi-Fi 7 connectivity portfolio from 2023.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-01-19 (Update: 2022-01-19)