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CenturyLink Sets Launch of WiFi 6 Gateway

Telco teams with Intel on gateway for in-home gigabit connections set to become available to customers in early 2020.

December 12, 2019

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MONROE, La. -- The number of connected devices per person is expected to exceed 13 by 2022, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index. To meet that growth, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), in collaboration with Intel, has developed an enhanced gateway to bring in-home gigabit connections to subscribers with managed network capabilities and embedded security.

The CenturyLink next-generation gateway uses Intel's Wi-Fi 6 Gig+ technology to deliver gigabit speeds and provides significant improvements in latency for gaming and video-intensive applications over Wi-Fi 5. The technology also enables best-in-class performance on new PCs powered by Intel Wi-Fi 6 Gig+ and increases data capacity to enable ultra-responsive video streaming with fiber gigabit network connections that are nearly three times faster.

The CenturyLink Wi-Fi 6 gateway will lead the way by enabling the connected home with the latest technology so as new wireless devices enter the market, customers are ready with a high-performing network that helps transmit information more quickly and efficiently, delivers faster speeds and provides more responsive connections in device-packed homes.

The CenturyLink Wi-Fi 6 gateway will be available to consumers in early 2020.

The CenturyLink Wi-Fi 6 gateway package will include:

  • Embedded cyber security for all connected devices

  • Managed network services

  • Parental controls

Wi-Fi 6 delivers:

  • Up to 75% lower latency

  • Nearly 3 times faster connectivity

  • Up to 4 times greater data capacity when compared to Wi-Fi 5

  • Extended battery life of in-home devices


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