Broadcom Ships Over 500 Million Wi-Fi 6 Chipsets

In just two years since Broadcom launched the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 devices with their smartphone and access point partners, they have, as of January 2021, shipped over half-a-billion Wi-Fi 6 chips. This latest milestone demonstrates their belief in them more than anything else. 

Broadcom strives to lead from the front and deliver best-in-class Wi-Fi across the globe. As they embarked on their journey to facilitate the transition to Wi-Fi 6, they were convinced that the technology, with its spectrally efficient design, would deliver stable speeds and feeds for consumers and enterprises alike. 

The speed of transition, though, has exceeded even our expectations. Broadcom saw a historic groundswell of support as their retail, carrier, and enterprise partners launched products almost simultaneously. They have, therefore, in such a short time, enabled smartphones, routers, and the latest carrier devices that deliver gigabit Wi-Fi speeds. Their chips are also an integral part of Wi-Fi 6 installations in major MLB, NBA, and NFL stadiums across the United States. 

The speed of Wi-Fi 6 adoption is only picking up. The COVID-19 pandemic has put work-from-home, distance learning, and telemedicine into high gear. Consumers are looking for robust Wi-Fi networks that deliver steady, top speeds to multiple devices across the home. It is paramount that Zoom calls, Netflix movies, school sessions, and virtual doctor visits, all of which are running in parallel at homes today, are not disrupted due to connectivity issues. 

Wi-Fi 6 neatly solves this problem and is quickly becoming a necessary upgrade for homes and small businesses. Broadcom’s Wi-Fi 6 solutions make the change a cinch with end-to-end advantages including interoperability, added features, and the large ecosystem of installed devices.

Broadcom’s Wi-Fi 6E — the next generation of Wi-Fi products that extend the Wi-Fi 6 capabilities into the pristine 6 GHz band. Wi-Fi 6E offers unprecedented speeds and latencies for even better consumer experiences in education and telemedicine, among others. 

Broadcom has already announced a full ecosystem of Wi-Fi 6E products spanning mobile devices, routers, enterprise access points, and carrier gateways.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra — the world’s first Wi-Fi 6E phone and routers from Asus, NETGEAR, and TP-Link, all utilizing this exciting 6 GHz band. Broadcom is on their next multi-year journey to proliferate Wi-Fi 6E into millions of new-age connected devices around the world.

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