A Smart WiFi solution for the modern home with StarHub
Smart WiFi solution for the modern home with StarHub
Addressing the no.1 home connectivity concern
When it comes to wireless connectivity for the home, the major concern for most users is if their entire home can be fully connected with Wi-Fi. It’s a never-ending quest to make sure there are no dead spots in the wireless coverage at home to ensure a great experience.
There are many options available to users for addressing coverage issue, like getting a few wireless repeaters, or even resorting to using mobile broadband (assuming you have a generous data plan). However, there is now one all-encompassing solution that is designed to address this long-standing concern – an all-new equipment that is said to provide a truly amazing Wi-Fi experience with its intelligent mesh network offering.
The latest StarHub Smart WiFi mesh networking unit, which comes bundled with selected StarHub Broadband and HomeHub plans will address these prevalent wireless issues at home. Thanks to its built-in intelligence that optimises Wi-Fi connections for every device to perform at its peak, StarHub is confident that Smart WiFi will give its customers the best video streaming experience. It also monitors congestion, interference, signal strength and switches Wi-Fi channels and frequencies automatically for the best data routes in every part of your home.
Best Wi-Fi Coverage
As the airwaves become more cluttered with various new radio frequencies and network channels, signal interference and overlap are rising quickly as well. This is bad news for the home as the Wi-Fi on routers is not shielded or able to deal with these disruptions properly.
With existing routers, even those that come with more than six high-powered antennas and beam-forming technology, end-to-end Wi-Fi coverage is not easily achieved. In an ideal setting, such a feat is possible, but not when the world is smothered with a ton of radio signals – old, current-gen, and what’s coming after.
This network mesh system is loaded with next-gen innovations, provides self-help capability in the face of interference, and automatically switches you to a less congested channel for faster internet experience.
The home Wi-Fi becomes highly intuitive as it can seamlessly perform hand-over to a pair of StarHub Smart WiFi mesh units that is in the same vicinity and instantly select the most stable wireless signal for connected devices.
Best User Experience
Once it’s all set up, the StarHub Smart WiFi will deliver the very best in wireless connectivity. It’s not just about maintaining a strong Wi-Fi connection with smart devices – any router can do that. What StarHub wants to achieve with this new offering is to go beyond addressing home Wi-Fi issues. It is also about enhancing the user experience and taking it to the next level.
Thanks to the artificial intelligence and robust features of the StarHub Smart WiFi, it can detect, discover, determine, and ensure the very best Wi-Fi signal is used when linking up with any smart devices. It even monitors data congestion in the network and optimises the connection so it will not experience any data loss. If users move away from the network mesh located on a lower floor, the connection moves over to the mesh unit that sits on the upper level.
With seamless connectivity, and no Wi-Fi connectivity bottlenecks -users can stream esports matches live, play various online video games, watch 4K HDR content, and make conference calls with no interruption. That is the beauty of using the advanced mesh network system that StarHub is offering. From compact studio units to large homes – all wireless devices, including game consoles and content streaming boxes, can stay connected now and will not encounter any slow-down, connectivity issues, or drop coverage at all.
Smart WiFi’s Intelligent software always prioritize video and voice traffic above anything else. It can switch between hybrid backhaul (Ethernet/2.4GHz/5GHz) in less than a second whenever there is a disruption in the video streaming. This is particularly important for real-time video viewing. For example, if you unplug the Ethernet cable, the video streaming will be switched to 5GHz or 2.4GHz channel in less than a second, providing seamless experience.
Parental Control for Ease of Mind
As digital content becomes more pervasive, it becomes harder to oversee the time spent on the Internet. With the new StarHub Smart WiFi, parents can manage the time allowed for kids to go online and even filter and block access to potentially dangerous websites. The rules can be applied to them as well, ensuring that the entire family can properly disconnect from their smart devices and get a good night’s sleep.
All these control capabilities can all be managed within the Mobile app, making the entire management process convenient and seamless.
Best plan for your WiFi needs
Those keen on signing up may consider the StarHub 1Gbps Fibre Broadband plan @ $39.90/month (online exclusive price) and receive one free StarHub Smart WiFi unit.
For those who need double the bandwidth capacity and expect greater Wi-Fi coverage can opt for the StarHub 2Gbps Fibre Broadband Plan @ $62.90/month. This higher-capacity option will come with two Smart WiFi units.
Minimally one StarHub Smart WiFi covers a typical three-room flat. Customers with larger flats or multi-storey homes can easily expand their WiFi coverage by adding on more units of StarHub Smart WiFi. Additional units are available at $5 or $10 each per month over 24 or 12 months respectively. Installing them is as easy as plug-and-play; customers simply need to scan a QR code on the Nokia mobile app.
As for existing StarHub broadband customers, they can purchase the StarHub Smart WiFi at S$120 per unit to improve coverage at home too!
Head over to starhub.com/smart-wifi to find out more and sign up online. With StarHub, simplicity and complete wireless coverage for the home is now a reality!