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Dual Band

The term "Dual Band" refers to the capability of a wireless communication device, such as an internet router or smartphone, to operate on two different frequency bands. Typically, these bands are 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The 2.4 GHz band offers greater range but lower speed and higher susceptibility to interference, while the 5 GHz band offers higher speeds and less interference but with a shorter range. Dual Band devices can switch between these bands or use them simultaneously to optimize wireless network performance.


In everyday life, Dual Band routers are commonly used in homes and offices to improve Wi-Fi connectivity. For example, a Dual Band router can use the 2.4 GHz band for devices that require wider coverage, such as smartphones and tablets, while reserving the 5 GHz band for devices that need a faster and more stable connection, such as gaming computers and smart TVs for HD streaming services. This approach improves the efficiency and overall speed of the network.



In Switzerland, the proliferation of Dual Band routers is common, thanks to the growing demand for high-speed and reliable internet connections. Internet service providers, such as Swisscom, Sunrise, and Salt, offer Dual Band routers as part of their home internet subscription packages, ensuring users can make the most of their broadband connections. Dual Band technologies help mitigate network congestion issues in densely populated urban areas and provide a better browsing and streaming experience for Swiss consumers.



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