Actiontec Electronics has announced a new suite of products that support Wi-Fi 6, the new Wi-Fi standard that offers increased speeds and better support for the growing number of connected devices in the home, the company said.
Actiontec´s Wi-Fi 6 suite includes wireless gateways, routers, extenders and repeaters — all offering carrier-grade performance and manageability. Actiontec´s Wi-Fi 6 products will enable broadband service providers to deliver a noticeably better home wireless experience and meet the growing demands for more speed and more devices.
Wi-Fi 6 is the Wi-Fi Alliance´s certification program based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard. It delivers nearly four times the capacity of Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), higher data rates, better performance in environments with many connected devices, and improved power efficiency. Connected devices in the home will get lower latency, improved battery life and better overall performance. And support for WPA3 delivers advanced security protocols and the latest generation of Wi-Fi security to protect the connected home.
Wi-Fi 6 also offers key benefits for IoT deployments in the home. With support for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), channels are divided up into many smaller sub-channels. One sub-channel provides more than enough bandwidth for most IoT traffic, enabling the IoT device to focus its transmit power over a narrow band for better range and power efficiency. In addition, IoT devices will benefit from Target Wakeup Time (TWT), which enables devices to use less power to significantly improve battery life.
Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan.