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ARRIS Expands Flagship Wi-Fi 6 Tri-Band Mesh Portfolio

ARRIS has announced a new addition to its industry-leading gigabit whole-home mesh portfolio: The SURFboard mAX AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi® 6 system. The all-new system provides a new performance benchmark for the SURFboard® gigabit Wi-Fi portfolio and fits seamlessly into any home décor and style.

SURFboard mAX (AX6600) complements the flagship SURFboard mAX Pro Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System (AX11000) and SURFboard mAX Plus Mesh Wi-Fi 6 system (AX7800), offering consumers a range of options for achieving whole-home coverage with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology.

The SURFboard mAX system features an advanced tri-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh design with two routers, each delivering 6.6 Gbps speeds and providing a total coverage area of up to 5,500 sq. ft. Its third band, with 4×4 Wi-Fi 6, provides a dedicated backhaul to ensure the fastest service speeds across the entire home. 1

“SURFboard mAX represents the whole-home coverage and gigabit speeds that consumers expect from our flagship Wi-Fi portfolio in a new performance tier designed to meet the needs of an even greater range of consumers,” said Evan Groat, senior vice president, Home Networks Retail Products Group at CommScope (recently acquired ARRIS). “Now, people upgrading their home network have a new, powerful and stylish option to support their ultra-high-definition 4K content, high-performance gaming, and connected lifestyle for years to come.”

The SURFboard mAX AX6600’s advanced software makes it simple and convenient to manage the system’s powerful technology. Using Alexa, consumers can manage their SURFboard mAX system’s guest Wi-Fi, pause and unpause Wi-Fi access, and schedule specific Wi-Fi access times. With Alexa’s Wi-Fi Access feature, consumers can simply say: “Alexa, pause the Wi-Fi for 30 minutes” or “Alexa, turn off the Wi-Fi for Sarah” from compatible Alexa-enabled devices for easy voice control.

System Highlights

  • Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 AX6600 system
  • Coverage up to 5500 sq. ft (2-unit system)
  • 16 spatial streams (8 per unit) for simultaneous 4K, VR, and HD video streams
  • Four 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports (2 per unit)
  • Quad-core ARM-A7 Cortex processor for smooth, multi-stream operation
  • Works with Alexa for convenient voice control of Wi-Fi access features from Alexa-compatible devices


The SURFboard mAX AX6600 Whole Home mesh system will be available in Q2 of 2020 in retailers nationwide. The SURFboard mAX AX6600 will also be available as a stand-alone router in Q2 2020.

―Telecom TV

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