AirTies, an international provider of premium in-home wireless systems, has allied with Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions, to provide carrier grade, whole-home Wi-Fi solutions to service providers worldwide, the company said.
Specifically, the two companies are collaborating on managed Wi-Fi Mesh systems designed to satisfy the performance, coverage, management and mass deployment requirements of today´s forward-looking operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
Unlike traditional Wi-Fi, which relies on a single Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) embedded in a home gateway/router, managed Wi-Fi Mesh networks use the gateway/router and multiple APs to deliver improved whole-home Internet coverage and provide advanced performance monitoring capabilities.
Moving forward, AirTies´ Wi-Fi Mesh compatibility will be a default feature in all of Broadcom´s wireless platforms like router, DSL, GPON, DOCSIS and Video Decoding CPE platforms (i.e. residential gateways or set-top boxes) as part of the new Wi-Fi driver software available May 2017.
AirTies´ versatile software can turn residential gateways and wireless set-top boxes into an additional Mesh Wi-Fi access point, thus reducing the costs needed for additional APs in the home. For homes requiring additional APs, AirTies supplies dual band concurrent APs built on various Broadcom chipsets/CPUs (i.e. BCM4366E, BCM4360, BCM43217, and BCM47081).
Founded in 2004, AirTies provides Wi-Fi Mesh solutions to operators around the globe. AirTies designs and develops software and hardware that wirelessly streams Internet connections and high definition video to multiple rooms and screens. The comprehensive product portfolio includes broadband Internet devices and Internet-based television set-top boxes. Its award winning technology enables seamless wireless integration at the touch of a button, increased wireless speeds, and coverage throughout subscribers´ entire homes.
AirTies has an installed base of over 15 million devices worldwide. AirTies´ customers include: Atlantic Broadband, Frontier, Midco, Singtel, Sky (SKY Q in the UK; Germany; Italy; and New Zealand), Swisscom, Vodafone, Waoo, and many other operators.