Belkin is developing a new line of wireless dual-band routers compliant with the 802.11ac wireless network standard. These new products are equipped with Broadcom fifth-generation 802.11ac chips (5G Wi-Fi), which theoretically allows up to three times the speed of existing 802.11n devices.
802.11ac is capable of providing gigabit speeds wirelessly, making it ideal for use in smartphones and tablets. Faster downloading and file synchronisation should lead to a decrease in power consumption. 5G Wi-Fi is more powerful than 802.11n and should provide a more reliable reception, as well as an improved throughput. This would allow mobile devices to be used more widely, even in places where reception is currently poor.