Huawei will be releasing a new Wi-Fi mesh system the Q2, a first for the Chinese mobile company.

The Huawei Wi-Fi Q2 defaults to a 5GHz network, supporting up to 16 hotspots, has a dedicated channel for internet-of-things connections, a hybrid network of 5G mesh Wi-Fi plus powerline and seamless roaming, faster switching at 100ms on 802.11v protocol.

CNET reports that Huawei will sell the base units and repeaters in sets. A three-pack of base units will cover five to seven rooms in your home, and a base unit and two satellites will supply Wi-Fi to four or five rooms.

The announcement was made during CES in Las Vegas. The Huawei WiFi Q2 will be priced at US$349.99 for three bases, or US$219.99 for one base plus two satellites. No word on when it will be available in Australia.

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