The lineup of products powered by Broadcomâ€™s 5G WiFi technology continues to grow, with Belkin being the latest to adopt the technology for a new portfolio of products.
Today, Belkin is announcing the June availability of its line of wireless routers supporting the new 802.11ac wireless networking standard. Broadcom was the first company to release a chip powered by the technology, a more powerful and robust successor to the current 802.11n technology. Broadcomâ€™s 5G WiFi chips deliver Ethernet-quality speeds that are three times faster and six times more power efficient than previous generations of Wi-Fi.
For consumers, this means that high-definition quality video can easily stream to on multiple devices anywhere on the Wi-Fi network, even a home network that has TVs, game consoles, PCs, smartphones and tablets all tapping into the connection.
The 5G WiFi technology is delivering improved wireless range, a broader coverage area, faster connectivity for advanced video streaming and simultaneous connections by multiple devices â€“ all while helping preserve device battery life.
By supporting 802.11ac technology, Broadcom provides the wireless networking backbone needed to reliably handle the increasing demands that stem from more mobile devices streaming content. Broadcomâ€™s continued support of this new standard demonstrates its commitment to enabling the burgeoning ecosystem of the worldâ€™s fastest, most reliable wireless connectivity.
When Broadcom first unveiled its 5G WiFi chips at CES, the industry was anticipating a strong wireless technology to handle advanced web services â€“ such as video chat and conferencing â€“ that are starting to hit the scene. Today, the power of 5G WiFi has become a buzz topic in the industry with other companies talking about their plans for 5G WiFi but still no chips or products to unveil.
Belkin is one of the first companies to develop products using Broadcomâ€™s technology. As a leader in mobile accessories and solutions, Belkin is strongly positioned to help drive this transition to the 5th generation of Wi-Fi when its first products hit retail shelves next month.
Last month, NETGEAR unveiled a 5GWiFi-powered router.
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