Chinese technology major Xiaomi and cloud company Kingsoft Cloud have teamed up on an intelligent network platform targeting issues such as high latency, network congestion, and cybersecurity, coupled with an improved user experience.

The partnership, according to the companies, will reduce the time for users to access a website by as much as 20% on average, thanks to the deployment of the Mi router’s intelligent distribution function, which will also protect users from threats such as DNS hijacking.

Commenting on the news, Xiaomi’s Tang Mu, vice-president of the Mi ecosystem, said cybersecurity is turning into a bigger issue for users with the fast growth of additions to this ecosystem and the huge number of connected devices, which have reached 1.46 billion on a daily basis.