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Broadcom, SK unveil 5G Wi-Fi hotspot router

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Broadcom Corp. and SK Telecom have unleashed what they declare as the industry's first 5G Wi-Fi hotspot router. By integrating Broadcom's BCM4708 and BCM4360 into its latest platform, SK Telecom will ensure more reliable connectivity to its customers by offloading data traffic to an IP network via a fast and robust 5G Wi-Fi connection, the companies stated.

"SK Telecom is dedicated to leading the deployment of 802.11ac (5G Wi-Fi) hotspot routers in Korea," said Choi Jin-sung, EVP at SK Telecom. "By partnering with Broadcom, the pioneer of 5G WiFi, SK Telecom will provide an upgraded Wi-Fi experience for our customers through differentiated technologies and services befitting the Gigabit Internet environment that is expected to expand rapidly from 2013."

According to Broadcom, its 5G Wi-Fi is three times faster and up to six times more power efficient than previous generations of Wi-Fi. Products powered by 5G Wi-Fi are said to provide broader coverage and allow consumers to experience faster video streaming and connect multiple devices simultaneously all while extending battery life.

Broadcom added that its TurboQAM technology implements the highest data-rate 256-QAM mode in 2.4GHz for faster throughputs. Additionally, advanced beamforming, low-density parity check (LDPC) code and space-time block code (STBC) support tout better coverage and more reliable connectivity.

The 5G WiFi hotspot router is now available.

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