Laying the Foundation Today for Tomorrow’s 5G Smart and Connected Home

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

Quantum-T9 product imageHumax 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.

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About Dan Artusi

Daniel A. (Dan) Artusi is vice president in the Client Computing Group and general manager of the Connected Home division at Intel Corporation. Based in Munich, he is responsible for all aspects of the division’s business, including engineering, marketing, business operations and revenue. A 30-year veteran of the semiconductor and communications industries, Artusi joined Intel in 2015 with the acquisition of Lantiq Deutschland GmbH, where he had been chief executive officer since 2012. He also spent six years as an operating executive at Golden Gate Capital, focusing on semiconductor and communications investment opportunities. Earlier in his career, Artusi served as president and CEO of Conextant Systems Inc.; as chairman and CEO of Coldwatt Inc.; and as CEO, president and chief operating officer at Silicon Laboratories Inc. He was also a member of the board of directors at all four technology companies. Artusi started his career in 1977 at Motorola Inc. and subsequently spent 24 years with the company, culminating in his role as corporate vice president and general manager of the Networking and Computing Systems Group. Artusi attended the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires in Argentina. He sits on the Engineering Advisory Board of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been granted multiple U.S. patents in the field of power conversion and has published more than 50 articles and papers on topics related to power semiconductors, microcontrollers, radio frequency technology and mixed-signal integrated circuits. He is a former member of the boards of directors at Atheros Communications Inc. (later acquired by Qualcomm Inc.), Energy Micro AS, Micrel Inc., Powerwave Technologies Inc., Scintera Networks Inc. and Ubiquiti Networks.

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