Powerful Connectivity for the Home — and Every Experience Inside

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.

Transforming Cable Networks

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.

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Advancing Telco Services

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.

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The Future of Home Wi-Fi Is Here

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

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Fast, Secure Data Storage

Network-attached storage (NAS) solutions powered by Intel® technology help homes and businesses keep up with rapidly growing needs for data storage.

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Intel® Products for Home Connectivity

Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV600 Series

Based on the 802.11ax standard, Intel's Wi-Fi 6 chipset for home routers and gateways is Gig+ capable and optimized for Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) for PCs to deliver fast performance and low latency.

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Intel® Puma™ 7 Development Kit

A reference platform for the efficient development of integrated cable gateway solutions, with Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and 2.5Gb Ethernet.

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Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC GRX550 with Intel® Development Kit for Home Gateways EASY550-AX6000

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.

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Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC GRX350 with Intel® Development Kit for Home Gateways EASY350-AX3000

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.

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Intel® 10G PON Chipset

Intel's newest high-speed, multimode 10G PON chipset helps support the industry's FTTx network upgrades.

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Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV500 Series

Intel's 5th generation chipset for access point devices, based on the 802.11ac standard, is designed to deliver fast and consistent connectivity in multi-client home Wi-Fi networks.

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Intel® Ethernet Network Connection

Intel's 2.5Gb Ethernet PHY for routers, switches, and gateways provides great interoperability for NBaseT and the new IEEE 802.3bz standard and is optimized for Intel's 2.5Gb Ethernet solution for PCs.

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Browse a selection of modems, routers, gateways, and NAS devices powered by Intel® technology.

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Intel® Wi-Fi Solutions

Intel's innovative Wi-Fi solutions are bringing stronger connectivity to PCs and home wireless networks to meet the world's always-connected needs.


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Product and Performance Information


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.