Advanced Television

SoftAtHome powers Swisscom’s Wi-Fi 6E Box

September 26, 2022

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, has played an active part in Swisscom’s new WLAN-Box 3, based on Wi-Fi 6E.

The added radio spectrum and automatic tri-band steering between 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands drastically reduce network saturation to improve network experience while working from home or enjoying entertainment.  With Wi-Fi 6E-equipped devices, Wi-Fi can be as fast as 4800 Mbps. This new box can connect all types of devices: new Wi-Fi 6E compatible devices and the current and oldest generation supporting Wi-Fi 4, 5, or 6.

This device has been designed to be eco-friendly as it is made of PCR recycled material for the housing and power supply. Short-term software evolutions will make it possible to use 6 GHz frequency only if Wi-Fi 6E devices have been detected in the home network, contributing to significant power savings.

“With the new WLAN-Box 3, Swisscom proves its commitment to bringing the best Wi-Fi products to our end customers,” said Marcel Burgherr, Head of Home Devices at Swisscom. “Thanks to SoftAtHome’s software, this triband premium product delivers a superfast and reliable Internet connection for the increasing number of Wi-Fi devices at home.”

“We have worked closely with Swisscom for several years, and we are proud to bring them our Wi-Fi expertise, especially our know-how on the Wi-Fi 6E standard “, added David Viret-Lange, CEO of SoftAtHome. “We also share Swisscom’s philosophy for developing eco-responsible devices, and we are happy to have contributed to making this Wi-Fi device greener.”

Categories: Articles, Broadband, Equipment