Broadcom 5G WiFi Powers New HTC One Smartphone

25th February 2013
ES Admin
Broadcom has today revealed that HTC has chosen Broadcom 5G WiFi technology in its new flagship HTC One device. By adopting the BCM4335, HTC is delivering the speed, reliability and power benefits of 5G WiFi in its newest smartphone. The new HTC One powered by Broadcom 5G WiFi will be available globally through more than 185 mobile operators and major retailers in more than 80 regions and countries beginning in March.
With the launch of the HTC One, we're reinventing the mobile experience and setting a new standard for smartphones, said Kouji Kodera, Chief Product Officer, HTC. Our customers today are consuming more and more video on their mobile devices and expect a seamless streaming experience. Broadcom's 5G WiFi delivers higher bandwidth and broader range so our customers experience the fastest, most reliable wireless connectivity yet — while also preserving battery power.

The explosion of video consumption and the growing number of wireless devices being used are putting stress on legacy 802.11a/b/g/n networks. As a result, consumers are prone to experience deteriorated performance such as choppy videos and slower load times, especially when streaming content to a smartphone. 5G WiFi, which is based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard, improves the range of a wireless connection, providing higher-capacity video streaming, the ability to connect multiple devices to the network at the same time and broader coverage with fewer dead spots. Broadcom's 5G WiFi also reduces power consumption by up to 83 percent in mobile devices, so consumers can go longer without having to plug in.

Broadcom continues to lead the transition to the next generation of Wi-Fi across all product segments, said Michael Hurlston, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Connectivity Combos. We've hit a major inflection point with 5G WiFi in mobile phones. Now consumers will be able to unlock the real benefits of the technology, especially when used with the many other 802.11ac products on the market today.

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