Nokia is expanding its home Wi-Fi portfolio with the announcement of the Beacon 6 Wi-Fi router. It incorporates many core technologies such as OFDMA modulation schemes, Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh, low-latency innovations and more.
Using OFDMA, the Beacon 6 router can improve the overall speed, performance and latency of the internet connection similar in ways to 5G tech. With Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh, Certified EasyMesh products can connect with the router to offer seamless channel selection and advanced interference capabilities. Nokia Bell Labs has contributed low-latency innovations like the PI2 algorithm that improves latency even in congested environments.
No details about the price, but the company says it will be available this year.
Commenting on the announcement, Sandra Motley, President of Fixed Networks at Nokia said:
Nokia’s new Beacon 6 will play a fundamental role in helping operators significantly enhance residential Wi-Fi and for the first time, deliver a true 5G experience across the network. By leveraging the power of Wi-Fi 6, Nokia’s new Beacon 6 can help establish a significantly faster and more powerful Wi-Fi network in the home that will forever change the game for operators and end users alike. Whether it’s a home, work or public environment, the ability to seamlessly offload from mobile 5G to Wi-Fi 6 will enable operators to accelerate 5G rollouts, reduce costs and ultimately ensure a consistent, premium 5G end-users experience is achieved.