There is a lot of buzz this week about 5G and how it will improve the way we live, work and play. One of the first areas where we will see the significant impact of 5G is in fixed wireless access to the home. 5G smart and connected homes of the future will offer multi-gigabit broadband, broader in-home coverage and trusted connections that ultimately make it possible to deliver new personalized home experiences. At CES earlier this year, we discussed how a truly smart and connected home begins with a solid foundation. Transformation in the cloud, networks and devices is key when it comes to realizing the potential of 5G, and it is essential that we lay the foundation today as we pave the way toward a 5G smart and connected home. This includes dependable connectivity and secure management of all the devices, data and things that connect online inside a home.
Get Connected, Stay Secure
To transform the home from being merely connected to being truly smart, connectivity must become like any utility where it’s reliable, ubiquitous and always on. Home networks must also be secure enough to protect every device connected to it. So how do we get there? For home networking, Intel offers an optimal Wi-Fi solution that enables a smooth online experience even as consumers quickly increase the number of connected devices in their homes. The Intel Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV500 Series is a unique offering in the industry, allowing up to 128 clients to share the same bandwidth simultaneously and still maintain aggregated Gigabit speeds. Intel also recently announced McAfee Secure Home Platform that automatically protects internet-connected devices on a user’s home network from a variety of threats. With these leading technologies, our partners can deliver powerful home networking solutions with robust connectivity and enhanced security that consumers demand.
Powering Every Digital Experience in the Home
Humax is collaborating with Intel to deliver home networking solutions that offer faster and more secure connections as more connected devices are brought into the home. Humax decided to use Intel technology and McAfee Secure Home Platform for their QuantumT9 router so that they can deliver high-speed connections and make it easy for consumers to securely connect more devices in their homes. With the Intel Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV500 Series, the Quantum T9 router will have dedicated and consistent processing performance that can handle the simultaneous demands from an increasing number of connected devices in the home, offering fast performance to download movies, play games and stream 4K content. The Quantum T9 router – available through select retailers starting in April 2017 – also utilizes MU-MIMO technology to efficiently allocate the Wi-Fi bandwidth among the various devices, as well as intelligent Quality of Service that classifies and automatically prioritizes different types of network traffic, enabling a more seamless experience in connected home today and in the future.
Looking ahead, the 5G smart and connected home of the future will enrich daily life, ease the tasks of running a home, and provide assurance to create peace of mind. Today’s progress in connectivity and security is paving the way toward this future.