Zyxel Networks launches first enterprise-class 22Gbps (BE22K) WiFi 7 access point to address WiFi congestion, management and security
Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 16, 2023—Zyxel Networks, the leader in delivering secure and cloud-powered networking solutions, today announced the launch of its first WiFi 7 solution for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Small to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) – the WBE660S WiFi 7 BE22000 Triple-Radio NebulaFlex Pro Access Point. Offering enterprise-grade technology, exceptional performance, and seamless cloud-based management and security, this access point serves to alleviate businesses’ most challenging WiFi problems.
Meeting evolving connectivity demands
Zyxel Networks' WiFi 7 AP is designed to help MSPs and SMBs address WiFi congestion problems in high-density areas like offices, classrooms, and transportation hubs. Its triple radio BE22000 architecture supports speeds of up to 22Gbps, delivering up to five times faster speed than the preceding WiFi 6/6E generation, thanks to the wider 320MHz channel that is only available for WiFi 7 devices, and the capacity gains from 6GHz spectrum. Additionally, the inclusion of a 10G uplink enables true 10GbE super broadband, unlocking the full potential of 10GbE networks.
Powered by the Qualcomm ® Networking Pro 1220 Wi-Fi 7 Platform the WBE660S delivers robust computing power and ensures smooth operations even in the most demanding scenarios. The three 4x4 Smart Antenna optimize WiFi performance by intelligently shaping antenna patterns to mitigate interference.
Zyxel Networks' exclusive RF-first design, incorporating Advanced RF Filter and Advanced Cellular Coexistence technologies, further minimizes interference from adjacent WiFi channels and 4G/5G mobile networks – which are often encountered in busy office spaces and densely populated public venues. The design not only ensures optimal performance across all channels, but also makes the most of the throughput increases provided by 4K QAM of WiFi 7.
Simplified management and stronger security with Nebula Cloud
Managing and securing a mission-critical, high-density network with minimal room for network problems can be extremely challenging. Seamlessly integrated with Zyxel Networks’ Nebula cloud, the WBE660S comes with a one-year Nebula Pro Pack license and enterprise-grade features included.
The WiFi Aid automatically troubleshoots network access issues across the entire wireless client onboarding journey, and the Connect & Protect Plus (CNP+) provides enhanced security against breaches at the access point – securing the wireless edge at the point where most user traffic enters the network.
“The Qualcomm Networking Pro 1220 Platform delivers next-gen Wi-Fi 7 features today, features powerful computing, an architectural design built for challenging infrastructure environments,” said Ganesh Swaminathan, vice president and general manager, Wireless infrastructure and Networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Through our continued collaboration with Zyxel, we are proud to offer a platform that is ideal for highly-congested enterprise, small-to-medium businesses and sets industry benchmarks for networking performance.”
“The WBE660S is a true game-changer for MSPs seeking to solve WiFi congestion in the most challenging venues,” said Mr. Kell Lin, Senior Associate Vice President of Zyxel Networking Strategic Business Unit. “As WiFi 7 pioneers, we've harnessed the power of wireless innovations and combine it with our unique product architecture to address the connectivity challenges faced by businesses. With Nebula cloud management enhancing ease of use, Zyxel is proud to lead the way in bringing WiFi 7 to more businesses and helping them benefit from the new era of connectivity.”
The WBE660S’ power options include PoE++ and USB Type-C charging, with the latter offering an eco-conscious alternative by leveraging existing chargers. For more information, please visit https://www.zyxel.com/global/en/products/wireless/be22000-wifi-7-triple-radio-nebulaflex-pro-access-point-wbe660s
About Zyxel Networks
Zyxel Networks has unlocked people’s potential by connecting businesses and home users for over 30 years. Today, this means using the cloud to deliver a simplified and unified networking experience, leveraging intelligence to protect against cyberthreats that evolve by the day and offering subscriptions to help SMBs scale flexibly as they grow.
Having spun off from affiliate Zyxel Communications in 2019, we’re a global force in the networking market with an unrivalled international presence in 150 markets. We’ve shipped more than 100 million devices and are trusted by over 1 million businesses, all working smarter with Zyxel solutions.
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