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CenturyLink adds Intel-powered WiFi 6 to its technology stack

Among countless disruptive changes in the multiplay ecosystem last year, US telco CenturyLink pieced together a network delivery technology stack capable of challenging the country’s incumbents in wireless, broadband and video. This culminated with the release of the operator’s new WiFi 6 gateway, powered by Intel’s WiFi 6 Gig+ chipset. This appears to be targeted primarily at online gamers, as well as businesses heavily reliant on WiFi, given that Gig+ works best with PCs pre-installed with Intel’s WiFi Gig+ technology. The promises, as we have come to associate with WiFi 6 roll-outs, include 75% lower latency, a connectivity speed increase of almost three times, up to fourfold greater data capacity compared to standard 2×2 WiFi 5 gateways, and extended device…

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