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Get ready for insanely fast Wi-Fi at 7Gbps

Wi-Fi is about to get absurdly fast. Per Business Insider, chip maker Marvell on Monday announced it is partnering with Israeli startup Wilocity to create tri-band Wi-Fi chips that will run on the 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 60GHz bands. The 60GHz band is particularly significant because it’s the spectrum band being used by the new 802.11ad Wi-Fi standard that will offer peak download speeds at a whopping 7Gbps, more than 100 times faster than the current generation of Wi-Fi technology. Business Insider estimates that the new chips will be available sometime next year.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.