Google has finally brought its much awaited Google Wi-Fi to Asia. At present, it is only available in Singapore and Hong Kong. The three pack wifi bundle is exclusively available with Singapore’s local telecom provider StarHub and costs S$15 with a new subscription of broadband or on the renewal of 2 year contract of its bundled plans. In Hong Kong, the device is sold by HKT, Hong Kong’s largest telecom provider as reported by South China Morning Post. Interestingly the device is also listed on one of Hong Kongs e-commerce platform Emotiontech and costs HK$ 1499.
Google WiFi was launched way back in December 2016 in US, subsequently making its way to UK and Canada in April 17, France and Germany in June 17 and Australia in July 17, before arriving to Singapore and Hong Kong. In US, the device is available on Amazon, Google Store, Best Buy and Walmart. Google has not revealed when it’s going to sell it in other Asian countries including India.
Google WiFi allows consumers to create a WiFi mesh in their house to deal with dead signal zones.
According to google, each port acts a router producing high-fidelity signal for optimal device connection.
The routers can be setup and managed by the app provided by google which gives complete control over usage and connectivity at different parts of your home.
- Compatible with 802.11ac and backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks, so you can easily upgrade.
- Up to 1.2 Gbps data transfer speed
- 2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports for a high speed connection, can be configured as WAN or LAN
- Wi-Fi protected access
- Compatible with Android and iOS devices (including Android OS 4.0 or higher and Apple iOS 8 or higher)