D-Link is gearing up for 5G rollout as the company gets ready to promote its smart home solutions in the Middle East and Africa region. 5G technology will enable greater speed, to move more data, lower latency, to be more responsive, and the connection of much greater numbers of devices, such as sensors and smart devices including the Internet of Things (IoT).
Sakkeer Hussain, Director – Sales and Marketing, D-Link MEA, said home automation or domotics is building automation for a home, called a smart home or smart house. Hussain said home automation systems are controlling lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. “It may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems. When connected with the Internet, home devices are an important constituent of the IoT,” he said.
Hussain pointed out that D-Link’s Mesh Wi-Fi technology was created to improve wireless network connectivity in homes especially smart homes. “Our Mesh technology Covr, provides seamless Wi-Fi solution that’s the perfect fit for modern smart homes. It blankets every square inch of the home with high speed AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi allowing users to enjoy Wi-Fi that’s stable, consistent, and truly seamless,” he said. “With 1,200 Mbps Wi-Fi, MU-MIMO technology, and 2×3 (Rx) antennas at its core, Covr provides enough speed to support multiple devices undertaking data-intensive tasks simultaneously no matter where they are in the house.”
Hussain further said “The commercial launch of 5G services by operators in the GCC is a bonus for the smart home segment because of the greater speeds at which 5G technology promises to move more data with lower latency. We are upbeat that with our networking solutions, smart home and CCTV offerings, we are well positioned to tackle the smart home sector in the Middle East. We want to ensure that our channel partners are increasing their share of business in this growing segment.”