In a press release issued this Friday, José Antonio Morán, director of the degree in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering at the UOC, and Carlos Monzo, director of the university’s master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the higher study center, examined the WiFi details.
The Internet is a very important tool for everyone in the world, and according to various records, 94.5 percent of the population between 16 and 74 years old used the Internet in the last three months.
The arrival of Wifi 7 (the name by which the standard IEEE 802.11be is known) projects a great development for ICT (information and communication technologies) at the end of March.
The goal is to increase the performance of the latest current protocols, known as Wifi 6, and its evolution with the extended Wifi 6E protocol, commented professors Morán and Monzo.
They note that the bandwidth of WiFi 7 will be much faster than the current version 6, which is much faster (9.6 gigabits per second).
It has a data flow called Extremely High Throughput, which leads to performance with a speed of more than 40 gigabits per second for each access point.
Along these lines, they have analyzed that these features will bring the connection speed of a computer close to 5.8 gigabits of real speed, compared to 2.4 gigabits per second of the current WiFi 6.
On the other hand, it will push the latency time (the exact time required for a data packet to be transmitted in a network) lower than the next WiFi 7. This will be noticeable, for example, when watching videos and playing videogames.
With higher speed and lower latency, we will be able to improve the technology of applications such as immersive games or increase the performance of audiovisual content from 4K to 8K, UOC specialists emphasize.
Also, another one of the many advantages is that the current devices are able to operate the new WiFi 7 rooters, which can also be multi-link, so that all bands can be used to facilitate connections and thus avoid possible interference. .
In addition, professors Morán and Monzo remember that the Wifi 6 connection has WPA3 security (Wi-Fi Protected Access 3), a relatively strong technology in terms of security.
With the version of Wifi 7, called Multi-Link Operation (MLO), a faster and, above all, more stable connection will be possible.
It will work with a connection system based on true triple band and compatible with 2, 4, 5, and 6 gigahertz. However, it is possible to use some of them simultaneously, with the improvement in performance and stability that they bring to communications.
Finally, UOC analysts say that in order to use several bands at the same time, Wifi 7 with MLO, in addition to grouping frequency bands and channels to achieve greater speed, can reduce latency and increase stability. communication.