What Is Wi-Fi 7

Wi-Fi 7 — also known as IEEE 802.11be Extremely High Throughput (EHT) — is the latest upcoming Wi-Fi standard. While the 6 GHz frequency band has been supported since Wi-Fi 6E, the performance improvement of the new frequency band is limited because Wi-Fi 6E is still based on Wi-Fi 6. Comparatively, in addition to the 6 GHz frequency band, Wi-Fi 7 introduces a variety of new technologies, such as 4096-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), multiple resource unit (MRU), and multi-link operation (MLO). These help to maximize the benefits of the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz frequency bands, enabling Wi-Fi 7 to provide higher data rates, lower latency, and higher reliability. Huawei has an abundance of industry know-how and considerable experience in Wi-Fi, and has made remarkable contributions to Wi-Fi industry standards. Huawei has launched its Wi-Fi 7 product to help enterprises build wireless networks with ultimate experience.

  • Wi-Fi 4

    Dual bands

  • Wi-Fi 5


  • Wi-Fi 5 (Wave 2)

    Downlink MU-MIMO (4x4)

  • Wi-Fi 6

    160 MHz bandwidth
    Downlink MU-MIMO (8x8)

  • Wi-Fi 6E

    6 GHz

  • Wi-Fi 7

    320 MHz bandwidth

Wi-Fi 7 vs Wi-Fi 6

Theoretical peak rate



Frequency bands

Wi-Fi 7

2.4 GHz
5 GHz
6 GHz

Wi-Fi 6

2.4 GHz
5 GHz

New band

+6 GHz

Frequency bandwidth



Modulation mode








Why Huawei Wi-Fi 7?

Bandwidth upgrade

2x bandwidth of Wi-Fi 6, fast large file download and medical image reading in seconds

• Smart antenna

2x signal strength in the same location

• Multi-link operation (MLO)

2x bandwidth

User experience upgrade

Zero impact on VIP experience; zero interruptions for key applications

• Fast lane for VIPs

Ultra-low latency for VIPs, zero degradation on VIP experience

User concurrency upgrade

2x user concurrency of Wi-Fi 6, always-smooth 30-channel 4K class without motion sickness

• Converged scheduling

20% higher user concurrency in a video conference

Security upgrade

Industry-unique Wi-Fi Shield technology, always-on Wi-Fi security without eavesdropping

• Wi-Fi Shield

Impossible for eavesdroppers to capture valid data

• SM4 encryption

Hardware-based encryption, zero data breaches

Wi-Fi 7 Use Cases

  • Education
  • Public services
  • Finance
  • Electric power
  • Manufacturing
  • Airport

AirEngine Wi-Fi 7: Global, Real-World Commercial Success

Huawei is the first vendor to release Wi-Fi 7 products and put them into commercial use. To date, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 7 APs have been deployed globally.

Expert Insight

Dr. Osama Aboul-Magd

Chair of IEEE 802.11ax Working Group

Wi-Fi 7 allows us to achieve more capacity, to achieve more reliability, gives us an opportunity to connect more sophisticated, different kind of modern applications like metaverse. It allows us also to help our customers to cover larger spaces, multiple rooms and modernize their other infrastructure.

Faisal Ameer Malik

CTO of Huawei ME&CA EBG

“As predicted by international Data Corporation (IDC), Wi-Fi 7 will see rapid deployment in the next 4 critical years. By 2027, Wi-Fi 7 will account for 65% of the global network.”

Tam Dell’Oro

Founder & CEO of Dell’Oro Group

“Wi-Fi 7 is going to be flowing into the market significantly by the end of 2023 or early 2024. So that's how we see 10G entering the access layer in enterprise offices.”

Jianning Liu

President of Huawei Enterprise Network Marketing & Solution Sales Dept

According to Huawei’s insights into the global enterprise market, the arrival of Wi-Fi 7 will bring new upgrades and changes to enterprise customers’ services.