Telecom Lead Asia: Belkin International is planning to market a line of
wireless dual-band routers supporting the new 802.11ac
wireless networking standard. New Belkin products will feature Broadcom’s
fifth generation (5G Wi-Fi) 802.11ac chips, which enable speeds up to three
times faster than existing 802.11n technology.
802.11ac technology provides the wireless
networking backbone needed to reliably handle the increasing amount of mobile
devices and streaming content on today’s home networks,” said Mike Chen, senior
director of networking at Belkin.
We are excited to partner with Broadcom to bring
cutting-edge Wi-Fi products to market this summer that not only provide great
speed and coverage, but also enhance the online streaming experience for
videos, movies, and music throughout the home,” Chen added.
Featuring gigabit speeds wirelessly, 802.11ac is ideal
for smartphones and tablets because it enables faster web downloads and file
syncing with less drainage on battery life. 5G Wi-Fi is more powerful
than 802.11n, and extends your home network range, giving greater
throughput and more reliable coverage at greater distances in the home so the mobile
devices can be used in more locations.