NETGEAR Selects Qualcomm to Deliver Tri-Band Distributed Wi-Fi System

By Telecom Drive

Qualcomm is collaborating with NETGEAR to develop the new Orbi™ Tri-band Wi-Fi System by NETGEAR. Designed to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi in every corner of the home, the Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi System is the first commercially announced mesh Wi-Fi system to utilize QTI’s tri-radio 802.11ac chipsets, and the full suite of Wi-Fi Self-Organizing Network (SON) technologies designed to offer unprecedented Wi-Fi performance and simplicity.

“Qualcomm Technologies and NETGEAR are working together to solve some of the most complex challenges that exist with today’s increasingly crowded Wi-Fi networks,” said Gopi Sirineni, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Orbi is a prime example of this collaboration. We expect the unique combination of NETGEAR expertise in Tri-band Wi-Fi systems, and QTI’s Wi-Fi SON technology, to deliver faster, simpler and improved reliability for people with large-sized homes or challenging architecture.”

“NETGEAR has a long standing relationship with Qualcomm Technologies for technology solutions that help to deliver high-quality Wi-Fi connectivity for our customers,” said David Henry, senior vice president of home networking at NETGEAR. “Qualcomm Technologies’ Tri-radio chipset, in conjunction with MU-MIMO and Wi-Fi SON, is an essential component to enabling Orbi to provide faster, smarter, more secure Wi-Fi to our customers around the world.”

The Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi System was built via the collaboration between NETGEAR and QTI. QTI’s tri-band Wi-Fi chipset utilizes three Wi-Fi radios to create a dedicated wireless backhaul connection between the Orbi Router and Orbi Satellites. The system also leverages QTI’s Wi-Fi SON software to help simplify the Wi-Fi set up process and to optimize the network to eliminate congestion, bottlenecks and dead zones. The combination of QTI and NETGEAR technology has resulted in high-performance Wi-Fi in virtually every corner of the home.

Visit NETGEAR.com or watch the Orbi video for more information on how you can say goodbye to dead zones at home and get better Wi-Fi everywhere.

The NETGEAR Orbi Wi-Fi System consists of one Orbi Router and one Orbi Satellite. The new Wi-Fi System will be available this September from major retailers at an MSRP of $399.99 in the U.S. Worldwide availability will be later this year and Q1 2017. Pre-orders are now being accepted by leading online retailers.