Although overshadowed by the announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, the Intel Corporation and Broadcom yesterday quietly ushered in a huge milestone in tech with a demonstration of the first cross-company Wi-Fi 7 implementation.
The collaboration showcased consistent Wi-Fi speeds of over 5 gigabits per second (5Gbps), using an Intel Core laptop connected to a Broadcom access point.
“We are proud to highlight how next-generation Wi-Fi 7 can make new mobile PC experiences possible. Industry collaboration is essential to ensure we deliver on the promises of this new wireless technology. We would like to thank our colleagues at Broadcom for their great technical cooperation, which helped enable this unprecedented, first-of-its-kind demonstration of ultra-high speed and ultra-low latency Wi-Fi 7,” says Carlos Cordeiro, Intel Fellow and Wireless CTO, Client Computing Group, Intel.
Wi-Fi 7 will be the gold standard for at least 10 years of product releases, offering high speeds, increased stability, and low latency compared to existing solutions. For technology fans wanting more details, Wi-Fi 7 will feature wider 320 MHz channels in the 6GHz spectrum, higher order 4K QAM modulation, and improved channel utilization.
“Today’s milestone sends a clear message: the ecosystem is ready, and Wi-Fi 7 is here to deliver extraordinary capacity and blazing fast speeds to extend gigabit broadband. The reliable, low latency communication provided by Wi-Fi 7 is a key element of Broadcom’s vision for connecting everything as the Internet evolves to its next iteration,” says Vijay Nagarajan, vice president, Wireless Connectivity Division, Broadcom.
For those less concerned about the details and more interested in future applications, the new Wi-Fi standard will almost certainly be put to work in augmented and virtual reality settings, enabling fast and steady streaming of ultra-high-definition 16K video.
As our homes become increasingly connected and more devices rely on wireless signals, gamers and work-from-home employees alike will benefit from massive speed increases, while regular multimedia users will benefit from stable streams and better utilization of high-speed broadband and fiber internet services.
UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023
Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.
Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.
As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.
So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.
“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.
Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.
Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.
Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.
On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.