Japan's KDDI to Roll Out 4x Faster 802.11ax Home WiFi Gateway in Q1 2018

Japan's KDDI to Roll Out 4x Faster 802.11ax Home WiFi Gateway in Q1 2018 Image Credit: Qualcomm

KDDI, Qualcomm Technologies and NEC platforms announced shipment of the world’s first commercially available draft 802.11ax carrier gateway.

The BL1000HW is scheduled for delivery to KDDI home subscribers in Japan in March 2018, is based on Qualcomm Technologies’ newly launched IPQ807x family of 802.11ax chipsets, and is designed by NEC Platforms.

The platform delivers up to 4x higher wireless networking throughput versus previously deployed carrier gateway solutions and delivers better performance for bandwidth-intensive applications and environments.

Qualcomm Technologies’ 802.11ax chipset is based on a powerful networking platform that can support up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) wide-area networks and up to 6 Gbps peak physical (PHY) layer rates on Wi-Fi.

As consumers’ demand for connected devices and bandwidth hungry applications like video streaming services, and 4K/8K video and VR continues to grow, home Wi-Fi networks have become strained. Qualcomm Technologies’ 802.11ax platform is designed to deliver the network efficiency and capacity to improve connected experiences today, as well as optimize for the performance requirements of next-generation carrier gateways and consumer routers.

The carrier gateway platform demonstrates the benefit of broadband updates to 10G-EPON by matching multi-Giga WAN with multi-Giga Wi-Fi capacities. Although the benefits will be greatest for 802.11ax-based devices, the carrier gateway platform will also improve the performance of legacy devices utilizing the previous 802.11ac technologies.

Rahul Patel, SVP and GM, Connectivity and Networking, Qualcomm
Our 802.11ax solution is a testament to that innovation, powering the industry’s first commercially available carrier-class home getaway with one of the industry’s highest performing 802.11ax chipset.

Yasuhisa Yamada, Deputy GM, Product & Customer Service Sector, KDDI 
Qualcomm Technologies and NEC Platforms have raised the bar in terms of innovation in home connectivity with this advanced and highly-integrated 802.11ax solution. We are looking forward to working with them to deliver the enhanced experiences our customers have come to expect from our services.

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

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