NETGEAR’s Orbi Series Now Features WiFi 7 Technology

/ 8 months ago

NETGEAR has today announced that its flagship ORBI family of routers are now compatible with WiFi 7 offering elite connectivity with unparalleled performance.

NETGEAR ORBI 970 Series With WiFi 7

The ORBI 970 series is capable of delivering performance with speeds of up to 27 Gbps providing 360 degree network coverage across just about any home. This router is now equipped with WiFi 7 capabilities building upon the 6GHz band that WiFi 6E opened up and expanding the channels to 320 MHz releasing unprecedented speeds and performance.

The ORBI 970 series delivers these high speeds with its patented Quad-Band technology and Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul to ensure WiFi stays fast across all devices. A new WiFi 7 feature named Multi-Link Operation (MLO) has been used to create this backhaul which combines a dedicated 5 GHz band with a 6 GHz band to double the connection speed between the router and satellites to achieve 10 Gig wireless backhaul for reduced latency, and data delivery with maximum speed.

The Router of the ORBI 970 series features a 10 Gig internet port as well as one 10 Gig and four 2.5 Gig Ethernet ports, to achieve the fastest speeds available today. Both the router and satellites also have been given a slimmer profile and smaller overall footprint to fit unobtrusively across the house, the cylindrical design also provides optimal WiFi performance.

What NETGEAR Had To Say

“The Orbi 970 Series is another major milestone in delivering the extraordinary power of our patented Quad Band technology across the whole home – from the wine cellar to the game room to the back garden – with speeds up to 2.4x faster than WiFi 6,” said David Henry, president & GM of Connected Home Products and Services at NETGEAR. “We’ve combined our extensive RF (radio frequency) expertise and new patented technology with the features of WiFi 7 to provide the fastest WiFi speeds, ensuring anything and everything connected to the Orbi 970 system operates at optimal performance even across the most demanding smart homes.”

Technical Specs

  • 320MHz high-capacity channels – New, ultrawide bandwidth means up to 2.4x the speed to connected devices and is fully backward compatible with older WiFi devices. WiFi 7 smartphones and laptops can get up to 5Gbps.
  • 4K QAM – Increases speeds for users by more efficient usage of the available bandwidth.
  • Preamble Puncturing – Enables a wider channel than would otherwise be available in areas of high interference.
  • Multi-link Operation – Uses multiple WiFi bands at once, for both backhaul and fronthaul to improve network reliability, reduce latency, and ensure data is delivered with maximum speed.
  • Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul – Leverages multi-link operation (MLO), to combine dedicated 5Ghz with a 6GHz band to get 10 Gig wireless backhaul speed between router and satellites. 
  • Multi-Gig Speeds with 10GbE Internet Port – Use the 10 Gig internet port for cable and fibre plans up to 10Gbps. Compatible with any internet service provider.
  • 10GbE LAN Ports – Option to use 10Gig wired connection between the router and satellites.
  • More Capacity for Data-Intense Activities – Connect up to 200 devices, such as security cameras, smart home devices, and speakers, while enjoying smooth 4K/8K video streaming, ultra-responsive online gaming, AR/VR entertainment, and uninterrupted UHD video conferencing.
  • More Multi-gig Wired ports on Router and Satellites – Plug in wired devices to improve performance via a 10Gbps and four 2.5Gbps Ethernet ports.
  • Wi-Fi 7 Qualcomm® Networking Pro Series platform – Delivers uncompromising WiFi 7 performance for today’s hyper-connected homes.

Price and Availability

The NETGEAR Orbi 970 Series® will be available soon in classic white and black on and at other major retailers subsequently.

  • RBE973: Router and 2 Satellites – 3 pack, £2,199.99 MSRP
  • RBE972: Router and 1 Satellite – 2 pack, £1,599.99 MSRP
  • RBE970: Add-on Satellite, £799.99 MSRP

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