Wi-Fi 7 is currently a specification for Wi-Fi-enabled devices that is under development. Since the draft of the idea was revealed in May 2021, the various entities related to this technology have been working tirelessly to get the most out of it and, at the same time, to obtain FCC approval. And, among the many advantages that this new network connection will include is the possibility of making Ethernet connections obsolete.
According to How-to Geek, one of the main features of Wi-Fi 7 is that Ethernet cable connections could become a thing of the past for some home and professional users. In addition, it should be added that this option is capable of supporting a bandwidth of up to 46 gigabits per second per access point, a figure that is almost five times faster than the current maximum speed of 9.6 Gbps of Wi-Fi 6.
In fact, very few organizations or individuals are able to take advantage of the 10 Gbps limit of Ethernet technology. At present, this wired technology is only consumed in specialized environments such as data centers. Outside of these areas, it is very rare for an individual or small business to ever need this technology. Therefore, with the advent of Wi-Fi 7, all these users could replace wired connections with wireless connections if the conditions are met, although experts will always resort to wired connections due to latency issues or speed issues.
Thus, this would be the main advantage of Wi-Fi 7, the successor to the current Wi-Fi 6. With the arrival of this technology still under development, it is expected that equipment will achieve almost a fivefold increase in their current capacities, an aspect that will lead them to reach speeds that were unimaginable a few years ago. For the time being, Wi-Fi 7 is still under development, which is why there is no news regarding a hypothetical launch, although it is not known when this might occur.