The company has announced a new mesh Wi-Fi solution designed to take aim at the likes of Amazon’s Eero, Google Nest Wifi, Linksys and others. Dubbed Netgem SuperStream, the system has been created to bring up to 1Gbps speeds to every room in your home. Unlike traditional Wi-Fi extenders, mesh networks don’t require you to connect to a separate network. Instead, your gadgets will automatically jump between the nodes dotted around your home to make sure you always get the best signal.
Better than that, mesh networks can also intelligently shift devices around the nodes to even out demand. So, if there are a huge number of devices connected to a single Wi-Fi node in your living room, some might be shifted over to the kitchen next door to evenly distribute the number of gadgets trying to siphon off your wireless internet speeds.
Unfortunately, Netgem hasn’t revealed the exact specs of its mesh network as yet. However, it has confirmed that it will have a companion smartphone app that lets you track the performance of your wireless network, speeds, and more. Presumably, parental controls and content filters will also be included in this app.
Netgem’s mesh network system will launch with Internet ThankYou, a full-fibre broadband company currently deploying gigabit-capable internet in 12,000 premises in Staffordshire, North Lincolnshire, Liverpool, and Manchester. Another full-fibre company, Origin Broadband, is expected to offer the mesh network to its customers soon too.