Blazingly Fast Wi-Fi 6 for the Home Lights up CES

Fast, responsive, more secure connectivity that makes premium, engaging experiences possible—it’s all part of the promise of the next generation of Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi 6—based  on the 802.11ax standard—is the next leap forward in wireless connectivity, and it’s a giant leap that will bring blazing fast and responsive Wi-Fi connections and the capacity to handle dense, hyperconnected environments like the home. And for the first time, features like OFDMA will enable a fully managed wireless LAN for a richer experience.

Intel expects to be the first to introduce Wi-Fi 6 solutions for the PC. Intel was also the first to deliver Wi-Fi 6 solutions for mainstream 2+2 home routers, and will be delivering Wi-Fi 6 solutions for 4+4 home infrastructure too. Our Wi-Fi 6 solutions—on track for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6—will deliver a new generation of gigabit Wi-Fi on the PC and take home connectivity to the next level for optimal experiences on your devices.

This week at CES:

  • ASUS and MSI are announcing PCs with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), bringing fast speeds, low latency, and improved security. Intel also will be showcasing a new gaming laptop—the Alienware m15—that will ship later this year with the Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 that is built on Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+).
  • Comcast and Intel are collaborating to drive the adoption of Wi-Fi 6 in the home. The two companies are working together to develop Wi-Fi 6-enabled technologies that are designed to deliver the fastest, best Wi-Fi customers have ever experienced.
  • ASUS announced the RT-AX58U router based on Intel’s home Wi-Fi 6 chipset, one of the industry’s first 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi 6 routers for the mainstream. Consumers will be able to connect, stream, and download faster on PCs with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) that are connected to the router. With the help of Intel’s home Wi-Fi chipset, the RT-AX58U can deliver stable connections even when multiple compatible devices are connected and transmitting data simultaneously.

Wi-Fi 6

For premium wireless connectivity, the time is right to upgrade your PC and home network with Wi-Fi 6 technology. Look for new PCs, home routers, and gateways based on Intel® Wi-Fi 6 technology starting in 2019.

Learn more at intel.com/wifiax.

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Doron Tal

About Doron Tal

Doron Tal is the General Manager of the Wireless Infrastructure Group in Intel’s Smart & Connected Home Division. He brings over 20 years of experience in networking semiconductors and broadband access. Doron joined Intel in 2016 to lead a platform product marketing team for connected home infrastructure products. Under Doron’s leadership, the team focused on increasing the attach rate of Wi-Fi technology to connected home platforms across retail, cable and telco segments. Prior to Intel, Doron led Broadcom’s Fiber Access business and was previously the vice president of marketing and business development at BroadLight which was acquired by Broadcom in 2012.