Maxis today announced that customers of its home fibre will now receive a brand-new Wi-Fi 6 Certified router. The telco has worked together with Huawei and Kaon to come out with the new router which has been customised specifically for Maxis Fibre customers.
At the moment, Maxis has yet to publish the technical specifications of the router although during the media briefing today, the telco did mention that it is able to support Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh access points. The FAQ document for the router has also stated that customers can continue using their DECT phone with the new Maxis Fibre router.
In general, the Wi-Fi 6 technology is able to support up to 9.6Gbps of data throughput. Wi-Fi Certified 6 routers also come with a number of features as standard including dual-band operation, 1024-QAM modulation mode, downlink MU-MIMO, OFDMA, 160MHz channel bandwidth, and beamforming.
In terms of availability, Maxis Fibre’s Wi-Fi 6 router will be provided to new customers that signed up for 100Mbps and above starting from today onwards. As for existing customers with similar plans, they will receive the router for free as well if they choose to renew their contract with the telco.
Maxis will be contacting eligible customers in phases, so do lookout for the call if you are interested to switch over. For now, you can check out more details on Maxis’ official website right here.