Google’s launch of Google Wifi – a mesh networking system – late last year got many asking when it will reach Singapore. Well, here’s your answer – it’s finally here.
The US tech giant has tied up with StarHub to offer a three-pack Google Wifi at S$15 per month over 24 months to customers who renew or sign up for selected StarHub Broadband or Hubbing all-in-one plans from 31 August 2017.
This makes Singapore the first country in Southeast Asia to get Google Wifi.
What is Google Wifi?
Google Wifi belongs to a new breed of home wifi systems that uses a technology called mesh wifi. Mesh routers boast greater ease of use and also promise to remove dead wifi zones typically experienced with traditional routers. Essentially, mesh routers cannot be used alone – they have to be used in twos or threes to spread out wireless nodes in a home, which would then be covered throughout with wifi signals.
Setting up is done via the Google Wifi mobile app, which can be downloaded for free. Watch the setup video here:
- AC1200 2×2 Wave 2 Wifi
- Expandable mesh wifi
- Simultaneous dual-band wifi (2.4GHz/5GHz) supporting IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Two 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports per point. WAN and LAN on primary wifi point; both act as LAN ports on additional wifi points
Tie-up with StarHub
With StarHub’s interest-free instalment scheme, StarHub customers are able to get Google Wifi at S$15 per month over a two-year period (usual price: S$597) when they sign up for or renew selected plans.
The plans include StarHub’s standalone 1Gbps Fibre Broadband service as well as multi-service SurfHub, HomeHub 1000 and HomeHub Go 1Gbps bundles.