Wi-Fi in the Spotlight at a Redefined Mobile World Congress

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By Andrew Spivey | 1Q 2022 | IN-6487


Mobile World Congress 2022 Ushers in a New Era—In More Ways Than One


This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 was noteworthy for many reasons, particularly since it was the first large-scale in-person tech event held since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago. Also significant was that it marked the first time MWC was used as the platform to launch the industry’s first chipset of a new Wi-Fi standard, specifically Qualcomm’s Wi-Fi 7 FastConnect 7800 chipset. MWC 2022 also provided further clarification on some of the forms that the convergence of Wi-Fi and cellular will take and gave an update on the penetration, or lack thereof, of Wi-Fi 6E into consumer devices.

Key Wi-Fi Announcements From the Event


Qualcomm’s unveiling of the industry’s first Wi-Fi 7 chipset, the Qualcomm FastConnect 7800, is unsurprisingly the most headline worthy wireless connectivity announcement that emerged from MWC 2022. The FastConnect 7800 promises data rates of up to 5.8 Gbps, 2 ms latency, and supports Qualcomm’s new…

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