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Qualcomm Acclerates 802.11ac for the Home

The 802.11ac standard provides 1Gbps or more of wireless bandwidth. Qualcomm Atheros' new StreamBoost technology leverages the Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac silicon and will be demonstrated in consumer devices at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.

According to Qualcomm, VIVE on its own can deliver up to 1.3 Gbps of bandwidth operating in the 5GHz spectrum. StreamBoost goes beyond just the core 802.11ac standard to optimize the wireless experience.

StreamBoost is a cloud-based services platform that works in concert with the user's router, detecting devices and applications. Based on that intelligence StreamBoost then can be used to optimize the network for the given application and device. The StreamBoost interface enables users to see application and device bandwidth usage in real-time.

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Qualcomm Brings 802.11ac Home

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.