Spectrum and Qualcomm have teamed up to deliver a new Wi-Fi router that boasts the new Wi-Fi 7 standard and 10 Gbps capabilities for Spectrum Internet users. The Advanced Wi-Fi routers are expected to release in 2024, according to a release.
The router would serve to further meet growing demands for fast and reliable broadband wireless connectivity, offering a particular boost that makes the most out multi-gigabit connections. Wi-Fi 7 uses all three Wi-Fi bands — 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz — to provide faster speed and performance with lower latency and less interference.
“This next generation of Wi-Fi will support the delivery of new experiences, such as fully immersive, ultra-low latency VR, and aligns with our network evolution plan to enable multi-gig wireless connectivity across our entire footprint,” said Dave Rodrian, Charter Spectrum’s group vice president of Wi-Fi products.
Spectrum Advanced Wi-Fi’s website says it automatically optimizes your Wi-Fi network to deliver the highest wireless speeds. In addition, Spectrum Security Shield can better protect you from viruses and malware. Spectrum customers will be able to control their network with the My Spectrum app.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ obsessive focus on technology development for advanced user experiences, along with our years-long collaboration with Charter, is on full display with the development of the Spectrum Advanced Wi-Fi router featuring Wi-Fi 7,” Ganesh Swaminathan, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Infrastructure and Networking at Qualcomm said in a statement.
Spectrum Advanced Wi-Fi will cost $5 a month or you can get a 12-month free trial with Spectrum One.
The 6 GHz band would create more airwave space for companies wanting to sell wireless home internet. This means less competition among signals and faster, more reliable internet connectivity for users. The new 6 GHz band offers four times the total space available with the available 2.4 and 5Ghz bands. Wi-Fi officials hope that even after 6 GHz routers become more common, the sheer amount of space will keep signals fast and strong. Qualcomm was one of the 13 companies approved to test the internet last month.
Luke Bouma contributed to this article.
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