Qualcomm’s new Wi-Fi 7 platform supports mesh networks with up to 20 Gbps peak capacity


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Nov 10, 2017

Qualcomm has new Wi-Fi 7-capable chipsets that are part of its new “Immersive Home Platform” — built for home networking manufacturers that are ready to integrate the upcoming IEEE 802.11BE specification into its devices.

The new Qualcomm chips are currently being sampled to companies that make home routers and mesh Wi-Fi devices and are expected to be available in the second half of 2023. Once it is, you can expect to see far more Wi-Fi 7 routers to choose from — at more affordable price points — than the current options of TP-Link’s BE900 or Deco BE-series mesh routers.

Lots of routers today already use Qualcomm’s Wi-Fi chips, whether they’re Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 6E, including models like the Netgear Nighthawk, some Orbi mesh systems, and Google’s Nest Wifi Pro. Qualcomm claims the new platform shares architecture with its enterprise-grade “Pro Series” networking products but is designed for home use.

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