STAMFORD, Conn. — Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced a collaboration to deliver the next-generation Advanced WiFi router that will bring WiFi 7 and 10 Gbps WiFi capabilities to Spectrum Internet users, helping support and enhance the converged connectivity experience for residential and small and medium-sized business customers. Advanced WiFi routers with WiFi 7 are expected to be available to Spectrum customers in 2024.
“The leading WiFi 7 innovations from Qualcomm Technologies will enable our Advanced WiFi service to continue delivering robust and responsive internet connectivity and ultra-fast WiFi speeds to our customers,” said Dave Rodrian, Charter’s Group Vice President of WiFi Products. “This next generation of WiFi will support the delivery of new experiences, such as fully immersive, ultra-low latency VR, and aligns with our network evolution plan to enable multi-gig wireless connectivity across our entire footprint.”
With internet usage and the number of WiFi-connected devices continuing to grow, the demand for wireless connectivity has never been greater. WiFi 7 advances the delivery of wireless connectivity by leveraging all three WiFi bands – 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz – and enabling both higher throughput and lower latency through the implementation of new features including:
- Increased channel size, up to a peak of 320 MHz, delivering massive throughput gains from 6 GHz spectrum.
- Multi-Link Operation (MLO), supporting the use of multiple radios on a router to increase throughput and reduce latency.
- 4K modulation, boosting peak rates to increase throughput and capacity.
- Flexible channel utilization, an advancement based on preamble puncturing to avoid channels with interference.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ obsessive focus on technology development for advanced user experiences, along with our years-long collaboration with Charter, is on full display with the development of the Spectrum Advanced WiFi router featuring WiFi 7,” said Ganesh Swaminathan, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Infrastructure and Networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “As broadband subscribers’ demand for high-performance connectivity continues to accelerate, we’re proud to deliver service-focused platforms to help customers meet those needs.”
In addition to supporting the latest WiFi technology, Spectrum’s Advanced WiFi product provides customers with control of their network via the My Spectrum App and includes Security Shield to protect their devices from online threats. It also powers exclusive Spectrum Mobile ™ features like Speed Boost and the Spectrum Mobile SSID, taking converged connectivity to the next level.
More information about Advanced WiFi can be found here.
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the Company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.
For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise® provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The Company also distributes award-winning news coverage and sports programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.
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