Increasing numbers of connected devices and bandwidth-hungry applications are taxing home network performance — and customers' patience. Intel® technology is enabling service providers and equipment makers to offer more powerful, next-generation broadband, and in-home connectivity for more immersive experiences throughout the home.
Intel's broad portfolio of solutions — spanning the connected home and access network to the service provider edge and data center — is helping cable operators deliver faster, more responsive, and secure networks.
Telco service providers and OEMs can meet the demand for more bandwidth and enhanced services with the help of Intel® AnyWAN™ SoCs that deliver high performance connectivity for fiber, copper, hybrid LTE and DSL, and fixed wireless access.
With up to 4X higher capacity, 75% lower latency, and 3X faster performance, Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) enabled routers, and gateways let more devices access Gigabit and higher Wi-Fi speeds throughout the home.1 2 3
Extend value of infrastructure and design for high-end home gateways and routers with common peripheral interfaces and software across a wide range of applications.
Suited for software re-use on mid-range home gateways and routers so equipment and service providers optimize value from infrastructure investments and smoothly upgrade existing designs.
Nearly 3X Faster: 802.11ax 2x2 160 MHz enables 2402 Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, ~3X (2.8X) faster than standard 802.11ac 2x2 80 MHz (867 Mbps) as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.
4X Capacity/Scalability: This claim is based on a comparison of overall network capacity for similarly sized 802.11ax vs. 802.11ac networks. The IEEE 802.11-14/0165r1 802.11ax specification amendment defines standardized modifications to both the IEEE 802.11 physical layers (PHY) and the IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control layer (MAC) that enable at least one mode of operation capable of supporting at least four times improvement in the average throughput per station (measured at the MAC data service access point) in a dense deployment scenario, while maintaining or improving the power efficiency per station. For additional details visit: https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0165-01-0hew-802-11-hew-sg-proposed-par.docx.
75% Latency Reduction: Is based on Intel simulation data (79%) of 802.11ax with and without OFDMA using 9 clients. Average latency without OFDM is 36ms, with OFDMA average latency is reduced to 7.6ms. Latency improvement requires that the 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) router and all clients support OFDMA.