Shortages are hampering Wi-Fi 6E adoption. But wait, here comes Wi-Fi 7

The global semiconductor shortage strikes again, but this time, it’s not GPUs that are in the headlights, but Wi-Fi 6E components. A new report from Dell’Oro (via Tom’s Hardware), states that Wi-Fi 6E adoption has been severely hampered by supply chain issues.

A summary of the report states: “Although manufacturers launched Wi-Fi 6E products in mid-2021, products are either not available, or they are in very limited supply. Supply constraints prompted manufacturers to focus on enabling the availability of popular models by re-designing these models with components that are more readily available,” said Tam Dell’Oro, Founder, CEO and wireless LAN analyst.