Worlds’ First Industry’s 5G WiFi Router Annouced by Broadcom and SK Telecom

A few days ago, the operator SK Telecom in South Korea announced the industrial first 5G WiFi hotspot router, which integrates Broadcom’s BCM4708 and BCM4360 into its newest platform. And SK Telecom will ensure more reliable connectivity to its customers by offloading data traffic to an IP network via a fast and robust 5G WiFi connection. To finish this target, SK Telecom is dedicated to deploy the 5G WiFi Hotspot Router in 802.11ac standard.


Working with Broadcom, the global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, SK Telecom will provide an upgraded Wi-Fi experience for the customers through differentiated technologies and services befitting the Gigabit Internet environment that is expected to expand rapidly from 2013.


To release the stress on crowed cellular networks from explosion of internet data traffic over mobile networks, SK Telecom is leading the role in telecommunication industry to address the challenge by combining 5G Mobile WiFi to the latest hotspot router platform and offload data to Wi-Fi.


5G WiFi Hotspot Highlights:

* The data rates of Broadcom’s 5G WiFi is three times faster and up to six times more power efficient than previous 4G Mobile Wi-Fi.

* Wireless gadgets powered by 5G WiFi provide broader coverage and allow consumers to experience faster video streaming and connect multiple devices simultaneously all while extending battery life.

* Broadcom’s TurboQAM® technology implements the highest data-rate 256-QAM mode in 2.4 GHz for faster throughputs.

* Advanced beam forming, Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) code and Space-Time Block Code (STBC) support for better coverage and more reliable connectivity.