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Nokia Rolls Out New Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

By Chrissie Cluney

Nokia has added a new Wi-Fi 6 Beacon to its whole-home WiFi portfolio, according to a recent release. This addition reportedly will assist operators to deliver a more powerful user experience and uses Wi-Fi 6 to deliver 40 percent faster speeds than previous Wi-Fi generations.


To enhance the in-home experience, the company also said it is implementing low-latency technology built on Nokia Bell Labs innovations in order to improve residential Wi-Fi networks.

“The benefits of 5G are going to change user experiences and customers’ expectations. The blend of the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, low latency performance and in-home Wi-Fi mesh solutions linked to 5G will allow operators to deliver a seamless communications platform for next generation applications and solutions,” said Ben Wood, Chief of Research, CCS Insight.

The product is the first Nokia WiFi device to include support for Wi-Fi 6, the company said. This support improves the overall speed, performance and latency of a Wi-Fi network with OFDMA, a modulation scheme used in 5G that allows the access point to talk to more devices at once. The Beacon 6 also introduces Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh and is fully interoperable with third party Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh products for easy install.

“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,” said Sandra Motley, president, Fixed Networks, Nokia. “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.”

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Chrissie Cluney has been a correspondent for IoT Evolution World since 2015. She holds a degree in English with a concentration in writing from the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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