Current Status and Directions of IEEE 802.11be, the Future Wi-Fi 7

  title={Current Status and Directions of IEEE 802.11be, the Future Wi-Fi 7},
  author={Evgeny M. Khorov and Ilya Levitsky and Ian F. Akyildiz},
  journal={IEEE Access},
While customers rivet their eyes on Wi-Fi 6, in the bowels of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group that creates Wi-Fi standards, the next generation Wi-Fi is being developed. At the very first sight, the new IEEE 802.11be amendment to the Wi-Fi standard is nothing but scaled 11ax with doubled bandwidth and the increased number of spatial streams, which together provide data rates as high as 40 Gbps. A bit deeper dive into the 802.11 activities reveals that 11be will support real-time applications. In… 
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