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Huawei unveiled what it claims as the world’s first hybrid smart home network solution, 'WiFi Q2' at CES 2018. 

Huawei claims that the new WiFi Q2 series can provide a hybrid connection of up to 1867Mbps by bonding the speed of power line communication(PLC) and mesh Wi-Fi for today’s smart, connected homes. It is designed to support up to 192 connected devices simultaneously with a complete system.

It features a dynamic interplay of advanced hardware and software to boost speed, reliability, and range; delivers full-coverage wireless connectivity that’s simple to set up; and guarantees a stable signal throughout the entire home.

According to Huawei, current home Wi-Fi Systems depend heavily on the shape and size of home, and even on the location of the power sockets to efficiently transmit signal. In addition, cumbersome installation and configuration processes can create unnecessary complications for most consumers.

The new Huawei WiFi Q2 addresses those setbacks through a mesh Wi-Fi with a unique G.hn gigabit PLC module, which can easily traverse walls and break physical barriers. It also features an easily installation and configuration process, able to set up the main unit in five steps and enjoying plug-and-play connectivity for all sub-units.

Designed to support up to 16 hot spots, users can add additional satellites that automatically connects to the network to expand coverage without the need for set up or configurations. By having a single Wi-Fi network in the entire home, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 is able to offer 100ms switching time (with 802.11v protocol), meaning the system automatically connects users to the fastest hot spots and frequency for the smoothest connected experience, even when on the go.

Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group
We are streaming more content than ever before, more music, more movies, and more social media on more connected devices, which makes fast and reliable Wi-Fi an essential need. The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 offers today’s families a hybrid whole home Wi-Fi system with a reliable, flexible solution that expands Wi-Fi throughout our homes.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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