Wi-Fi 8: Ultra High Reliability in the Unlicensed Bands

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  • Author: Leonardo Lanante Jr.

Now that the 802.11be task group has started to wrap up its standardization efforts, the IEEE 802.11 working group has turned its attention to the development of the next generation Wi-Fi standard. The recently formed Ultra High Reliability (UHR) study group will work on drafting a Project Authorization Request (PAR)of what will become the next major release of Wi-Fi, i.e., Wi-Fi 8. Compared to 802.11be (i.e., Wi-Fi 7) mainly focuses on improving the throughput (i.e., Extremely High Throughput Wi-Fi), UHR focuses on reliability.

In this paper, we give an overview of the potential technologies and use cases that are currently being discussed in the UHR study group with the hope of encouraging wireless researchers to contribute to its development.

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