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By EDD K. USMAN
MANILA – WHAT is “Wi-Fi 6”?
For those who want to know, here’s an explanation from tp.link.com about the 6th generation of Wi-Fi technology.
The tech website says, “Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation standard in WiFi technology.
It added that it’s also called “AX WiFi” or “892.11ax WiFi” and “builds and improves on the current 802.11ac WiFi standard.”
The website noted that the world’s increasing number of devices prompted the development of the 6th generation connectivity.
“If you own a VR (virtual reality) device, multiple smart home devices in your home, or simply have a large number of devices in your household, then a Wi-Fi 6 router might just be the best router for you,” it emphasizes.
Want to learn more, then you may want to open the link (no pun intended) above-mentioned to learn how a Wi-Fi 6 router has more speed and more efficiency, and better in data transfer.
In any case, if you so desire to try Wi-Fi 6 (who wouldn’t), you don’t have to wait much longer, it’s coming to the Philippines.
Thanks to Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. and Linksys for having partnered to bring the 6th generation technology to Filipinos long burdened by poor internet connectivity.
Everybody knows how slow the speed of internet in the Philippines has been, despite the Department of Information and Communications’ (DICT) positive assessment last week.
In fact, DICT Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan III later had to apologized for his positive assessment of the country’s internet connection after teachers at a school in Batangas City had to climb on their school’s roof to try and get Wi-Fi signal.
Hopefully, widely, Filipinos would be able to stay online with less hassle and stress as Converge ICT and Linksys are pioneering the implementation of Wi-Fi 6 in the country.
Subscribers first to enjoy Wi-Fi 6
With education now mainly through online in the Philippines, fast internet connectivity is all the more a necessity, especially for students.
Remember also that for successive years Filipinos have been on top of the world’s social media users.
Hopefullyly, the companies would be able to put into practice the speed, efficiency, and better data transmitter of Wi-Fi 6.
Described in a press statement as “the country’s premiere pure end-to-end fiber internet service provider,” Converge ICT “has once again proven that they look after the interest of their subscribers through constant innovation.”
The fiber internet company’s subscribers will be the first to experience the advantages of the latest wireless technology, WIFI 6. They have partnered with Linksys for delivery of the said wireless signal, specifically via the Linksys Velop MX5300 AX Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System.
“Converge ICT has always been laser-focused on upgrading the Filipino internet experience and has been committed to enabling the nation to enjoy services that are at par with developed countries. And by offering the said Linksys mesh system, customers can further enjoy their pure fiber connection at home,” the statement said.
WiFi 6 is a long-awaited innovation in wireless technology. With expanded capabilities in the said frequency, consumers can enjoy an improved online experience throughout their homes.
The Linksys Velop MX5300 AX Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System is a tri-band AX WiFi router. It’s new product that promises improved connectivity throughout the house.
The Velop MX5300 WiFi 6 Mesh system comes with the next-generation orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) technology which decreases latency in high-density environments to deliver high speed Wi-Fi to multiple devices simultaneously.
With the said mesh system, consumers can take advantage of:
Faster Speeds – delivering 4x faster than the current Wi-FI frequency, Wi-Fi 6 routers give you true gigabit speeds for a faster connection to handle all the latest streaming, gaming, and mobile technology, even the kind that hasn’t come along yet.
Wider Reach – with 50% more coverage, your router can focus more on the devices in your network, even in hard to reach places, giving you coverage that extends to all your outdoor smart lights, camera, etc. The ability to cover 280 sqm per node enables this feature. Moreover, the Velop MX5300 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh system comes with BSS technology which eliminates interference from nearby networks so that users can be assured of the strong and clear signal for their devices even in large homes or through multiple floors.
More Capacity – designed to manage demand of more than 50 devices all sharing the same bandwidth. The router’s MU-MIMO technology allows downloads and uploads simultaneously, making it the ideal system for instantaneous 4K/8K streaming, online gaming, social media, and uninterrupted use of heavy apps.
“We, at Converge ICT, has always been looking for ways to improve the online experience of our customers. That is one of the reasons why we partnered with Linksys for the enhanced service delivery brought about by Linksys Velop MX5300 AX Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System. This device, along with the reliability of our pure end-to-end fiber network, can enable families to further enjoy excellent simultaneous online activities anywhere in their homes,” explains Converge ICT Founder and CEO Dennis Anthony Uy.
“This will be especially useful for household with children having synchronous online classes while the parents are working at home, as well.”
Uy added that the new product brings added ease to leisure time at home as well. “There has been an increase in high-bandwidth usage with the new normal ushering everything online. Having this in place ensures that such activities are enjoyed impeccably at home. Let us take care of your online experience. Focus on what you need to do.”
Existing subscribers on Converge Fiber Xtreme Plans 300 and 500 Mbps can be one of the first to enjoy Linksys Velop MX5300 AX Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System at Discounted Rates and Perks plus savings of as much as PHP 9,700. Pre-order is open until October 31, 2020. For more information, visit the Converge website at www.convergeict.com
Featured logo of Wi-Fi 6 courtesy of GizChina.com.