Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Components (RFWC) recently released service report “Wi-Fi Forecast 2022-2027: New Standards and Applications” predicts that with Wi-Fi in smart homes, home entertainment and with the popularity of other applications, Wi-Fi system shipments will grow at an annual rate of 7.5%.
Smart home and home entertainment devices are said to account for 70% of Wi-Fi system growth between now and 2027. Analyst Christopher Taylor said: “Wi-Fi 6’s new power-saving features will drive greater adoption of mesh networking protocols such as Z-Wave and ZigBee in home automation.
We also expect to see more people adopting Wi-Fi to Industrial IoT applications such as HaLow for outdoor and longer-range use cases. Wearables and automotive markets will also rank fairly high in terms of percentage growth in Wi-Fi device shipments Location.”
SA Vice President Stephen Entwistle added: “Growing shipments and the transition to newer Wi-Fi standards and higher initial radio chip prices will collectively drive the Wi-Fi chip market to over $20 billion by 2027, In real dollars through 2022, this is an annual increase of nearly 9%. This will benefit Qualcomm, Broadcom, NXP, Infineon, Synaptics, MaxLinear, and many other Wi-Fi chip suppliers.”
WiFi plays an important role in our daily life. Whether it is at home, office, or business district, WiFi coverage provides sufficient convenience. A new version of the WiFi standard will be released in about five years. WiFi 6 was born in 2019. The industry expects that WiFi 7 will be popularized in 2024, which will bring higher throughput, more low network latency, and higher efficiency.
First of all, WiFi 7 supports higher throughput, which is 2.7 times higher than WiFi 6. WiFi7 supports more advanced 4K QAM modulation technology, which enables higher data density and faster transmission rates.
It supports 320MHz bandwidth in the 6GHZ frequency band, which is doubled compared to the original 160MHz; the newly added MLO (Multi-Link Operation) technology realizes link aggregation and achieves higher throughput.
It has a strong performance in multi-user public places, guarantees the network speed and brings the ultimate gaming experience, reduces the transmission delay by 20%, and effectively improves the experience that the fast game delay needs to be less than 100ms; at the same time, MediaTek brings efficient network resource allocation.
MRU effectively improves network usage efficiency, reduces the impact of noise interference on frequency bands from 75% to 25%, and increases throughput by about 3 times compared to WiFi 6 in a network with multiple user loads.