At the end of last year, MediaTek made several solid announcements, including the Dimensity 7000 single-chip system and the Pentonic 2000 smart TV chipset, and also talked about plans to increase the number of Windows laptops and Chromebooks based on their own hardware solutions. At the moment, the company is working on equipment to support the future Wi-Fi 7 wireless standard, which may appear on devices as early as next year.
Wi-Fi 7, also known as IEEE 802.11be, is an update to Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) that adds the ability to use 320 MHz channels, 4K-QAM AM transmission technology, multi-user resource block functions (MRU) and other changes. And all this at the same frequencies of 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz, which are currently supported by Wi-Fi 6. The update to the standard should result in a 2.4 times increase in speed compared to the previous generation of wireless communication. Interference from other signals is also likely to be reduced.
MediaTek has already demonstrated Wi-Fi 7 technology to its partners. The company’s press release states that MediaTek has been involved in the development of the new standard since its inception and is one of the first to implement it. The first devices with Wi-Fi 7 support are expected in 2023. Despite such optimistic statements, the final specifications for Wi-Fi 7 will not be accepted until 2024.