The Wi-Fi Alliance has started officially certifying devices that use the updated Wi-Fi 7 technology, reports The Verge.

The certification means that the device will work with the new technology, and it also means that in 2024 we will definitely be able to see new smartphones, laptops, and routers with the new standard.

In a statement, the organization said that the new standard will be better than the existing ones for such tasks as high-bandwidth streaming and low-latency game streaming.

Also, Kevin Robinson, CEO of the Wi-Fi Alliance, said that Wi-Fi 7 is the first generation to be created from scratch for the 6 GHz band, which was first used with the introduction of the Wi-Fi 6E standard.

Although the certification has only just begun, devices with the new standard have been available even earlier, but the certificate will ensure that they work accordingly.

Wi-Fi 7, compared to 5, 6 or 6E, offers double the channel bandwidth of 320 MHz, which potentially allows for download speeds of up to 2 Gigabits per second. At the same time, the new standard will also introduce Multi-Link Operation (MLO), which allows devices to simultaneously send and receive data in different frequency bands and channels.