With more consumers using WiFi at home, Verizon is looking to up the WiFi speeds with its new router FiOS Quantum Gateway, which is expected to offer download speeds as high as 800 Mbps. The router also aims to enable greater range (up to 315 feet) within the home and the ability to support more devices.
Developed by Verizon and Greenwave Systems, on Greenwave’s Axon software platform for enabling network-based services, the FiOS Quantum Gateway provides a whole-home network signal. It features dual-band concurrent technology that separates high-bandwidth activities like HD video streaming and online gaming from lower-bandwidth data consumption. “We are all bringing more Internet-connected devices into our homes and businesses,” said Guru Pai, Verizon’s senior vice president and chief product officer. “The FiOS Quantum Gateway router enhances our customers’ ability to do everything they want — simultaneously stream videos, download and upload photos, support multiplayer gaming, and use multiple devices and enjoy content from anywhere in the home.”
The device will be updated regularly to offer increased functionality and new features. Future updates, which will be delivered seamlessly without the need for customers to do anything, include privacy and security access controls such as “guest” passwords, and device-specific access that, for example, gives users remote control of when a child’s screen time ends for the day.