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Charter and Qualcomm to Deliver Next-Generation Advanced Wi-Fi RouterSeptember 22, 2023 | Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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Charter Communications, Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced a collaboration to deliver the next-generation Advanced Wi-Fi router that will bring Wi-Fi 7 and 10 Gbps Wi-Fi capabilities to Spectrum Internet users, helping support and enhance the converged connectivity experience for residential and small and medium-sized business customers. Advanced Wi-Fi routers with Wi-Fi 7 are expected to be available to Spectrum customers in 2024.
“The leading Wi-Fi 7 innovations from Qualcomm Technologies will enable our Advanced Wi-Fi service to continue delivering robust and responsive internet connectivity and ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds to our customers,” said Dave Rodrian, Charter’s Group Vice President of Wi-Fi Products. “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.”
With internet usage and the number of Wi-Fi-connected devices continuing to grow, the demand for wireless connectivity has never been greater. Wi-Fi 7 advances the delivery of wireless connectivity by leveraging all three Wi-Fi bands – 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz – and enabling both higher throughput and lower latency through the implementation of new features including:
- Increased channel size, up to a peak of 320 MHz, delivering massive throughput gains from 6 GHz spectrum.
- Multi-Link Operation (MLO), supporting the use of multiple radios on a router to increase throughput and reduce latency.
- 4K modulation, boosting peak rates to increase throughput and capacity.
- Flexible channel utilization, an advancement based on preamble puncturing to avoid channels with interference.
“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,” said Ganesh Swaminathan, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Infrastructure and Networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “As broadband subscribers’ demand for high-performance connectivity continues to accelerate, we’re proud to deliver service-focused platforms to help customers meet those needs.”
In addition to supporting the latest Wi-Fi technology, Spectrum’s Advanced Wi-Fi product provides customers with control of their network via the My Spectrum App and includes Security Shield to protect their devices from online threats. It also powers exclusive Spectrum Mobile ™ features like Speed Boost and the Spectrum Mobile SSID, taking converged connectivity to the next level.
Ciena, a U.S.-based networking systems, services and software company, is adding domestic manufacturing through an expanded agreement with global diversified manufacturer Flex.
Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of connectivity to the U.S. Government, has tapped David J. Broadbent as its new President, Government Solutions. Effective today, Broadbent is responsible for Intelsat’s government business globally and joins the company’s seven-member Management Committee. He reports to Intelsat Chief Executive Officer David C. Wajsgras.
Viasat, Deutsche Telekom Commit Long-term to Deliver Inflight Connectivity via the European Aviation Network11/07/2023 | Viasat
Viasat Inc., a leader in global communications, and Deutsche Telekom today announced a new, long-term agreement that cements the companies’ commitment to providing in-flight connectivity (IFC) solutions to airline partners across the European Aviation Network (EAN).
Aalyria announces it will study the feasibility of ultra-high speed optical networks that connect aircraft and spacecraft with existing terrestrial fiber networks.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is ushering in a new era of home connectivity, and new opportunities for service providers, with the introduction of the Qualcomm® 10G Fiber Gateway Platform and its signature feature, Qualcomm® Service Defined Wi-Fi technology.