The wait is over for connectivity sticklers.
Internet giant Google will offer its mesh networking device Google Wifi in Singapore through an exclusive partnership with telco StarHub from Aug 31.
The mesh networking system that will replace traditional routers promises to put an end to dead zones at home, and ensures strong and fast signals for all devices connected to the network.
Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to have it, according to a statement.
This also means the device has now been introduced to eight markets including those in Asia Pacific such as Australia and New Zealand.
Singaporeans will be able to sign up for or renew selected StarHub Broadband or Hubbing all-in-one plans. A three-pack Google Wifi bundle is priced at S$15 per month for 24 months.
Setting up and controlling the network is simple – all it requires is for the consumer to download the Google Wifi app (available on Android or iOS), and follow the step-by-step instructions.
The app will display the number of devices connected to the network and the amount of bandwidth that each device is using, allowing for the allocation of more bandwidth to certain devices for faster internet connectivity.
Meanwhile, Network Assist will ensure that the connected devices are synced with the channel with optimal Wi-Fi connection, through the automatic transition between Google Wifi system points – avoiding dead spots and delays.
If getting a family member off his or her phone has been an issue in the past, Google Wifi solves the issue with its ability to pause Wifi connectivity on certain devices.
Martin Geh, managing director of APAC Hardware Partnerships at Google says: “Google Wifi provides seamless coverage at home, solving common issues like dead zones, spotty wifi connections, confusing set-up processes and so much more.”
“Parents will also have greater control of their family’s Wi-Fi network, enabling them to spend quality time with their children whenever they want.”