Qualcomm Brings High End Wi-Fi Performance to the Mainstream With New 802.11ac Tri-Radio Platforms for Home Network
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced at COMPUTEX 2016, that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., launched a new family of tri-radio 802.11ac platforms designed to boost the capacity of home networks and optimize its usage to deliver better consumer Wi-Fi experiences. The new platforms are designed to bring premium Wi-Fi features, like Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) and Qualcomm® Wi-Fi SON (Self-Organizing Networks) technology into a new class of mainstream routers and smart repeaters, which will help accelerate adoption of technologies that simplify seamless connectivity.
Qualcomm Technologies’ new three radio solutions combine two 5 GHz radios and a 2.4GHz radio to provide greater flexibility in the way that routers or repeaters use wireless spectrum and capacity, which can improve connectivity in a variety of network configurations. In homes using a mix of Wi-Fi technologies, the router can dedicate a radio (typically the 2.4 GHz radio) for legacy devices, which can alleviate network congestion and ensure more robust bandwidth for newer 802.11ac devices. Furthermore, when used in distributed networks, the third radio can provide a dedicated link to range extenders or help extend the range of mesh nodes.
“As people rely on their home network to support more devices accessing the internet and streaming media, Wi-Fi
These new platforms, along with our dual-band platforms, also offer our advanced connectivity features, which had been previously aimed at the premium tier, to a wider mainstream audience. Through Qualcomm Wi-Fi SON technology, home networks are becoming simpler to install, more secure and automatically optimized. The self-configuring features make
With the demands required of today’s home networks, additional speed is no longer a convenience, but a necessity. Qualcomm Technologies’ Wave 2 802.11ac features
“Staying in front of innovation is a priority for us at Amped Wireless,” said Jason Owen, chief executive officer, Amped Wireless. “We have been thrilled to work with Qualcomm Technologies for the past few years to bring many, long range, high power, whole-home Wi-Fi solutions to our customers. We continue to blaze the trail with them and can’t wait for our next big announcements.”
“As more and more devices connect to a home Wi-Fi network, it is critical to ensure consumers enjoy a seamless and joyful Wi-Fi experience,” said
“At TP-LINK, in-home Wi-Fi continues to be a top priority for us and for our customers,” said Andy Chen, vice president of
This new family of tri-radio 802.11ac platforms is sampling to customers now.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and
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