Wi-Fi 7 and Beyond: Building a Stronger Future on the 6 GHz Spectrum

Wi-Fi technology has made impressive strides, and the latest generation of Wi-Fi 6E promises to take it even further. Unlike earlier Wi-Fi generations that only utilized the 2.4 and 5 GHz spectrum bands, Wi-Fi 6E introduces 6 GHz frequency band connectivity for the first time.

In fact, Wi-Fi 6E is a foundational generation of Wi-Fi due to its 6 GHz connectivity. This means that future Wi-Fi generations like Wi-Fi 7 and Wi-Fi 8 will be built upon the same 6 GHz spectrum foundation that debuted with Wi-Fi 6E.

The availability of the 6 GHz spectrum represents a crucial milestone in Wi-Fi technology. This new spectrum offers faster data speeds, increased capacity, reduced interference, and better latency. The next generation, Wi-Fi 7, will build upon this foundation with new technical building blocks, including 320 MHz channels, 4K QAM modulation, multi-link operation (MLO), puncturing, and more. These advancements will further enhance the capabilities of Wi-Fi technology and allow for even more efficient and reliable wireless connectivity.

Infographic Series 15 - The Building Blocks of Wi-Fi 7

We have created this infographic to illustrate the technical building blocks of Wi-Fi 7. Print it out in full color and display it in your office to keep up-to-date with the latest in Wi-Fi technology. Don't forget to share it with your colleagues and be the first to know about the exciting developments of Wi-Fi 7.

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David Coleman
Director, Wireless Networking at the Office of the CTO

David D. Coleman is the Director of Wireless Networking at the Office of the CTO for Extreme Networks. David is a technology evangelist, public speaker and proficient author. David travels the world for both customer and channel partner engagements, speaking events and training sessions.

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