As we near the finalization of the Wi-Fi 7 (IEEE 802.11be) standardization process, and with Wi-Fi 7 devices becoming increasingly prevalent in the market, the industry is now setting its sights on what lies beyond "be."
IEEE 802.11bn (also termed as beyond be) is the technical designation for the standard currently under development. When this standard is ready for commercial use, it will be known and marketed as "Wi-Fi 8."
While Wi-Fi 7 holds promise in handling industry use cases with demanding requirements, it also presents numerous unresolved technical challenges that Next-Gen Wi-Fi 8 aims to address.
Next-Generation Wi-Fi is poised to deliver substantial improvements in several key performance indicators (KPIs), including throughput and latency, when compared to the current Wi-Fi standards based on IEEE 802.11 WLAN. Furthermore, the next-generation Wi-Fi will move beyond its conventional boundaries and prioritize reliability as its foremost concern.
To delve deeper into the world of Wi-Fi 8-related early developments and review the early innovators in this domain, please check out our report.
Also, check out our report on WiFi 7, click here.