STARHUB FIRST IN THE WORLD TO CARRY THE ALL-NEW LINKSYS EA8100 MAX-STREAM MU-MIMO ROUTER
Customers Will Receive The Linksys AC2600 Router At No Additional Cost With Selected StarHub Broadband And Hubbing Plans
Singapore – July 6, 2018– Linksys®, a leader in networking solutions for the home and business and the first to ship 100 million routers, teaming with StarHub, today announced the launch of the Linksys EA8100–AH Max–Stream™ AC2600 MU–MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router for StarHub customers in Singapore. Starting tomorrow (7 July), customers who sign up for or renew their StarHub 1Gbps Fibre Home Broadband and HomeHub Plus plans will receive the all-new Linksys EA8100 at no additional cost (Usual price: $329).
The Linksys EA8100 was specifically built to solve a key issue for customers in Singapore – home Wifi speeds slowed by heavy use and congested signals from multiple routers found in high-rise flats. The Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) certified EA8100 triples the number of channels available at 80MHz, ensuring that high-performing devices – like smart TVs, laptops and phones – can connect to the Internet through faster and cleaner WiFi channels.
“Linksys understands that the typical Singaporean household today has anywhere between 10 – 30 devices operating simultaneously – this puts a strain on the home network to constantly deliver ultrafast speeds. This problem is compounded by interference and “airspace” congestion from different routers operating in HDBs or high-rise condominiums,” said Jenny Ng, Vice President for APAC, Linksys. “With the EA8100, Linksys and StarHub are fully determined to address real-world WiFi needs and help consumers fully enjoy their broadband connections.”
The EA8100-AH AC2600 Router features a robust set of advanced offerings:
|Dual-Band AC2600||Two independent, dedicated WiFi bands that deliver combined speeds of up to 800 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz) + 1733 Mbps (for 5.0 GHz)*|
|DFS Certified||This certification nearly triples the number of channels available at
|Processor||880MHz Dual-Core MIPS1004kc|
|Memory||128MB Flash, 256MB DDR|
|Antenna||Four high-performance antennas and powerful amplifiers deliver the best coverage and range|
|Beamforming Technology||Focuses WiFi signal to each device on your network.|
|Linksys App||The Network Map feature in the app provides a visual map of the home network, so you stay on top of device status and signal strength|
“The wireless router, though seemingly nondescript, is a vital component that can make or break the WiFi experience for end-users. Continuing our collaboration with Linksys, we are delighted to be the first in the world to carry its latest AC2600 WiFi router for customers to enjoy ultra-fast performance across their home devices. Customers can also rest easy knowing that the Linksys router offers automatic firmware updates to keep security and performance features up-to-date,” said Mr Justin Ang, Head of Product, StarHub.
The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class networking technology, design, and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit linksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.
StarHub is a homegrown Singapore company in the communications, entertainment and technology space. Combining our world-class infrastructure with our strong network of global partners, we bring people, homes and businesses quality mobile and fixed connectivity, a broad suite of premium content and a diverse range of digital solutions. The strategic solutions we offer on top of our core services include artificial intelligence, cyber security, data analytics, data centres, digital platform, Internet of Things and robotics. We are committed to conducting our business in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. Launched in 2000 and listed on the Singapore Exchange mainboard since 2004, StarHub is a component stock of the Straits Times Index, the SGX Sustainability Leaders Index and the SGX Sustainability Leaders Enhanced Index. Find us on www.starhub.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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* Actual performance may vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range, and coverage. Performance depends upon many factors, conditions and variables, including products used, interference, and other adverse conditions. The standard transmission rates—1733 Mbps (for 5 GHz), 800 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz)—are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.
** DFS Certification is a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) mandate for radio systems operating in the U-NII2/U-NII-2 extended 5 GHz band to be able to avoid other radio transmissions considered mission critical, such as military, terminal Doppler weather, or airport radars. DFS certification allows operation at 160MHz channel width and also increases the available channels at 80MHz so the WRT3200ACM can operate in the clearest, uncongested Wi-Fi airspace that other routers aren’t allowed. With less congestion or interference, data is able to move faster and more efficient resulting in better overall performance.