Com Hem’s new broadband router delivers fastest WiFi in Sweden

For the third consecutive year, independent testing company Excentis has tested routers from Sweden’s top broadband providers. The test shows that the new router, Com Hem WiFi Hub C1, delivers up to four times higher WiFi speeds and is on average of 57 percent faster than the competitors routers.

According to the test performed by Excentis, the Com Hem router delivers a maximum speed of 773 Mbit/s, which is 106 Mbit/s higher than the next-fastest router. The average speed of the new Com Hem WiFi Hub C1 router was 168 Mbit/s, which is 61 Mbit/s faster than routers from Telia and Bredbandsbolaget.

Diagram 1: WiFi speed in Mbit/s per tested router

“Our new router significantly raises the bar for what customers can expect from their broadband provider. The Excentis test clearly shows that our router is both faster and supports a significantly better coverage than anything currently offered by our competitors,” says Joakim Öhrström, Head of Broadband & Telephony at Com Hem.

Diagram 2: The Com Hem router on average compared with the best of the competitors routers at each measurement point used in the test. 1 to 16 meters. 

The Com Hem WiFi Hub C1, manufactured by SagemCom, is being launched in Sweden today and features the latest technology, including seven antennas, dual band and smart beamforming that directs the WiFi signal to your device.

The router is included in all new broadband subscriptions from 100 Mbit/s and upwards.

Notes to editors:
The test was conducted in November 2016 by independent testing company Excentis in Ghent, Belgium, on behalf of Com Hem. Excentis is an internationally recognised testing company for access network technologies and telecommunications solutions. The company is regularly engaged by leading European telecom operators as a vendor-independent testing laboratory.

Excentis tested every router in a controlled and interference-free test lab against wireless devices from some of the leading manufacturers of mobile phones, computers, tablets and wireless bridges, including Apple, Samsung, ASUS and Dell.

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About Com Hem
Com Hem offers broadband, TV, play and telephony services to Swedish households and companies. Approximately 40 percent of the country's households are connected to Com Hem's network, making Com Hem an important driver of digital Sweden. We offer broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s and a wide range of channels via digital TV at home or mobile via Com Hem Play. The company was founded in 1983 and has approximately 1,200 employees including about 700 within customer service. Com Hem is headquartered in Stockholm and operates through three subsidiaries; Com Hem AB, Phonera Företag AB and iTUX Communication AB. In September, 2016, Com Hem acquired Boxer TV-access AB. In 2015, Group sales totalled SEK 5,000 million. Since 2014 the Com Hem share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.