Google Wi-Fi makes its debut in Singapore

Tired of frequent Wi-Fi hiccups, Google has come to the rescue as it will be offering mesh networking device Google Wi-Fi in Singapore from tomorrow. It promises to put an end to dead zones, while ensuring strong and fast signals for all connected devices.

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Singapore has become the first country in South-East Asia where Google Wi-Fi will be introduced from August 31. Photo courtesy: Google

There are also additional benefits for parents as it lets them pause the Wi-Fi on their kids’ devices, or create scheduled pauses for dinner time and bedtime.

Google Wi-Fi has been launched as part of an exclusive partnership with telco StarHub. Singapore has become the first country in South-East Asia where Google Wi-Fi has been introduced.

Notably, mesh networking services have multiple Wi-Fi hubs that act as routers to ensure seamless coverage across various rooms instead of a single router.

It is more effective than range extenders and users can add as many routers they want to eradicate zones with patchy connectivity. 

Google Wifi provides seamless coverage.
Google Wifi provides seamless coverage. Photo courtesy: Google

Martin Geh, Managing Director, APAC Hardware Partnerships at Google, said, “Having a fast and reliable Wi-Fi connection is important to Singaporeans. Google Wifi provides seamless coverage at home, solving common issues like dead zones, spotty Wi-Fi connections, confusing set up processes and so much more.”

Customers in Singapore will be able to buy a three-pack Google Wifi bundle at SGD15 per month for 24 months when signing up for or renewing selected StarHub broadband or bundled plans.

In a separate press release, StarHub said the three-pack networking device will be offered at no upfront cost for the following plans: The standalone 1Gbps fibre broadband service, as well as multi-service SurfHub, HomeHub 1000 and HomeHub Go 1Gbps bundles.

Google Wi-Fi also allows users to prioritise bandwidth according to users, and to schedule downtime for Wi-Fi at home for, say, dinner time or when the children needs to study or during bedtime. These can all be done via the Google Wifi app available on the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.

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Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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