You might be owning an iPhone 11 or Samsung Galaxy S20 device now or planning to upgrade your gadgets later this year in which WiFi 6, the latest WiFi standard, is expected to be adopted1. However, you might not be able to enjoy the benefits of WiFi 6 because your WiFi network has yet to be upgraded.
A key barrier to the adoption of WiFi 6 is the premium costs of WiFi 6 routers and mesh routers. ViewQwest is addressing this barrier by including WiFi 6 routers in its standard fibre broadband plans so you can be first to tap on to the latest WiFi technology and reap the benefits of this new standard.
Up to 3 Times Faster Speeds
WiFi 6 offers faster, stronger and more consistent WiFi connectivity for multiple devices across the home. It can potentially achieve speeds of up to 9.6Gbps, which is almost three times faster than WiFi 5, which may go up to 3.5Gbps.
Up to 4 Times More Connected Devices
Another significant improvement that it has over WiFi 5 is that it can handle up to four times more devices connected to it without facing decreased network speed. This improvement is ideal for families here as Singapore boasts the highest number of connected devices in Asia at an average of 3.3 per person2. In addition, with majority of the workforce currently working from home, there is an increase in the number of devices that are being used while connected to the home WiFi network all at the same time. While this would result in decreased network speeds when using WiFi 5, there will be less network speed issues at home with WiFi 6.
Extended Battery Life
At the same time, WiFi 6 can maximise the battery life of the connected devices. This is possible with its Target Wake Time feature, which enables devices to determine when and how frequently they should be “awake” to send or receive data. This means that there will be decreased battery drain which helps to improve battery life.
Upgrade to the Next Generation WiFi Now
WiFi 6 introductory offers are available for both Max Plans (router bundles) starting at $46.90/mth (U.P. $49.90) and Freedom Plans (mesh bundles) starting at $53.90/mth (U.P. $56.90). Both the Max and Freedom Plans can also be upgraded to 2Gbps plans for an additional $15 and $10 per month respectively.
Don’t miss this out! Visit https://viewqwest.com/internet/broadband to upgrade now!
1 Based on ABI Research’s Whitepaper on 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020
2 Based on Google’s Think with Google: Insights on Singapore