Huawei has been making it big in the smartphone market, but the company originally made its money elsewhere. For the uninitiated, Huawei has been a stalwart in WiFi devices, network infrastructure and more. In fact, the company owns a rich assortment of patents in these markets, and is often the only option for enterprise implementations.
So, when Huawei unveils a WiFi system, you take note. And that’s just what the company did, at CES in Las Vegas this year. Huawei has a new mesh WiFi system that’s apparently ultra fast. It’s called the Huawei WiFi Q2 system and it wants to bring stable signals to people who have large homes. Well, that’s usually what mesh WiFi systems do anyway.
The company says the Q2 can be set up in five steps and can provide connection speeds up to 1867 Mbps, over 100 times the global average internet speeds.
The Huawei WiFi Q2 uses two satellites and a base, utilising G.hn PLC technology. It supports gigabit data speeds and can work with coaxial, electrical and telephone wiring. There’s also a hybrid three pack that you can buy, that can be used for both wired and wireless connections. The company says the Q2 can be set up in five steps and can provide connection speeds up to 1867 Mbps, over 100 times the global average internet speeds.
“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,” said Huawei Consumer Business Group's CEO Richard Yu. ” ͞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.”
Further, Huawei also says that the Q2 takes 100ms to switch between satellites. It can support up to 192 devices at a time, connected simultaneously, and up to 16 hotspots. It is priced at $349.99 for the three pack and $219.99 for the base and two satellites.