WiFi 7, also known as IEEE 802.11be Extremely High Throughput (EHT), is the upcoming WiFi standard that aims to deliver astounding speeds for every device with greater efficiency
 It works across all three bands (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz) and offers several key improvements over previous WiFi standards

  • Multi-link Operation (MLO): WiFi 7 enables devices to use multi-link aggregation to achieve higher throughput, lower latency, and higher reliability, or to use multi-link seamless dynamic switching to achieve load balancing and lower latency

  • Wider Bandwidth: WiFi 7 doubles the maximum channel bandwidth to 320MHz, compared to the 160MHz found in some WiFi 5, 6, and 6E routers

  • Higher QAM Support: WiFi 7 supports 4K-QAM, which allows for more information to be packed into each signal, compared to WiFi 6's 1,024-QAM and WiFi 5's 256-QAM

However, WiFi 7 is not yet officially finalized, and there are only a handful of devices that support the standard
 It is expected to be backward compatible, but to take advantage of the new features and improved performance, you will need to upgrade your devices, including routers, access points, smartphones, laptops, and more
 As the standard is finalized and more devices support WiFi 7, it is anticipated to offer speeds up to four times faster than WiFi 6