belkin ac Belkin is working on 802.11ac Wi Fi products

We've already seen a few 802.11ac "5G" Wi-Fi products and now Belkin has announced that it will be adding its own products to the handful or so already announced solutions from its competitors. Sadly Belkin didn't go into any specifics, but we do at least have a basic idea of what the company is planning.

We've already seen a few 802.11ac "5G" Wi-Fi products and now Belkin has announced that it will be adding its own products to the handful or so already announced solutions from its competitors. Sadly Belkin didn't go into any specifics, but we do at least have a basic idea of what the company is planning.

For starters, Belkin is working with Broadcom and will be using its chips in its upcoming products. Belkin is planning at least one 802.11ac router with a throughput of 1.3Gbps and we'd expect a few cards/dongles as well, although for what it's worth, Belkin appears to be targeting upcoming mobile devices with built in 802.11ac. Specifically Belkin is talking about backup and data synchronization when it comes to mobile devices and it's possible that the company is planning some kind of “home cloud” storage solution.

Belkin is also pushing 802.11ac as the clear choice for streaming HD video around the home, so we wouldn't be surprised if the company is launching some kind of TV compatible adapter, or maybe even some kind of media player with built in 802.11ac support. These are of course only guesses as to what Belkin might be planning, but the good news is that Belkin is expecting to have its first 802.11ac products in retail come this summer, which is only a month or two away.

Source: Belkin