In 2020, CenturyLink will deliver a next-generation broadband gateway based on Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 Gig+ technology. In collaboration with Intel, CenturyLink developed the gateway to bring in-home gigabit connections to its subscribers. Wi-Fi 6 enables managed network capabilities for CenturyLink to address unique user and device demands ranging from the internet of things and mobile phones to PC gaming and streaming applications.
“Every year connected homes face the challenge of powering more devices and keeping up with emerging technology, so it’s important for consumers to have a powerful gateway enhanced with the latest Wi-Fi capabilities,” said Andrew Dugan, CenturyLink chief technology officer. “We’ve worked closely with Intel as we developed this dynamic Wi-Fi 6 gateway designed to meet the growing demands for premium home connectivity and provide faster connections with embedded security features to enhance performance and protect customer data.”
As more wireless devices, and specifically Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices, enter the market, CenturyLink is readying consumers with a high-performing network that helps transmit information more quickly and efficiently to more devices at once.
“Wi-Fi 6 is designed for our ultra-connected lifestyles and is one of the biggest achievements in connectivity during the last decade,” said Weng Kuan Tan, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Connected Home Division. “CenturyLink’s new gateway with Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 Gig+ technology delivers a premium home Wi-Fi experience and makes it possible to manage the unique needs of a growing number of connected devices in the home.”