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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

    64-QAM
    Dual bands

  • Wi-Fi 5

    256-QAM
    WPA2

  • Wi-Fi 5 (Wave 2)

    Downlink MU-MIMO (4x4)

  • Wi-Fi 6

    1024-QAM
    160 MHz bandwidth
    Downlink MU-MIMO (8x8)
    OFDMA
    WPA3

  • Wi-Fi 6E

    6 GHz

  • Wi-Fi 7

    4096-QAM
    320 MHz bandwidth
    MLO

Wi-Fi 7 vs Wi-Fi 6

Theoretical peak rate

Bandwidth

2.4x

Frequency bands

Wi-Fi 7

2.4GHz
5GHz
6GHz

Wi-Fi 6

2.4GHz
5GHz

New band

+6 GHz

Frequency bandwidth

Bandwidth

2x

Modulation mode

Bandwidth

20%

MRU

Latency

MLO

Reliability

3x

Wi-Fi 7 Use Cases

  • 办公/场馆超高密 办公/场馆超高密

    Workplaces and stadiums

  • AR/VR教育 AR/VR教育

    AR/VR education

  • 工业控制 工业控制

    Industrial control

  • 远程医疗 远程医疗

    Telemedicine

办公/场馆超高密

Workplaces and stadiums

Ultra high density

Multi-user access and multi-terminal use

AR/VR教育

AR/VR education

High bandwidth, low latency

High throughput and low latency for real-time interactions

工业控制

Industrial control

Low latency, high reliability

Lossless roaming in 160 MHz continuous networking, reliable wireless communication with remote machines

远程医疗

Telemedicine

Low latency, high reliability

Ultra-large bandwidth, low latency, and highly reliable communication for real-time response

Huawei Wi-Fi 7 Product

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

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.”

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