PCCW deploys 802.11ac Wi-Fi

27 Jun 2013

PCCW-HKT is upgrading its Hong Kong Wi-Fi hotspot network with 802.11ac standard technology based on the Cisco Aironet 3600 Series wireless access point system, which supports up to 1.3Gbps of throughput while also supporting HotSpot 2.0 (802.11u), a specification designed for secure and interoperable authentication and roaming. Peter Lam, HKT’s managing director of engineering, said: ‘The deployment of the next-generation Wi-Fi technology of 802.11ac powered by 1,000Mbps [1Gbps] fibre backhaul will enable our customers with supporting devices to enjoy faster mobile data speed performance.’