31-05-2013 13:34 - edited 31-05-2013 13:43
Virgin Media has launched a next generation Super Hub that delivers unrivalled connectivity in customers’ homes.
What is the new Super Hub?
Powered by the latest dual band technology, Virgin Media’s new Super Hub enables concurrent access to both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz wireless channels, ensuring customers get the best possible experience from their superfast broadband connections.
Farncombe’s independent WiFi testing service, working in partnership with researchers at the University of Bristol, a leading centre for WiFi research, tested the new Super Hub alongside hubs from BT, Sky and TalkTalk and found the new Super Hub to be the fastest WiFi device, outperforming competitors on speed and range.
The new Super Hub boasts an unrivalled technical specification thanks to an extra antenna on the 5GHz channel that improves range as well as speed, making it ideal for homes where three or more gadgets are connected to the internet at the same time. The equipment offers best in class 2.4GHz performance and was found to typically be 6-9% better than the competition during testing. In the 5GHz band the new Super Hub sets a new performance benchmark. The technical specifications are:
The next generation Super Hub joins Virgin Media’s wireless hub family alongside the original Super Hub, which will continue to be supplied to customers on up to 30Mb speeds.
Who can get the new Super Hub?
The new Super Hub will be available to:
The original Super Hub will be available to:
How can I get the best advice for setting up my Super Hub?
Joe Lathan, director of broadband at Virgin Media, said: “As the number of gadgets that connect to the internet grows, the more people need superfast broadband so everyone in the home can get online at the same time. Our Super Hubs are designed to help customers get the most from their fibre connections and we’ve designed our new Super Hub to deliver the best in-home WiFi experience for customers on our fastest speeds – those who regularly connect lots of devices to the internet at the same time.”
To help web users get the most out of their wireless signal, Virgin Media recently released details of seemingly innocent household items that have been identified as being among the worst culprits for causing WiFi interference in homes and has compiled the following useful tips:
More information on getting the best from WiFi can be found at: virginmedia.com/discoverbroadband