Vodafone Germany has chosen AirTies as the wireless home network partner for its IPTV and broadband Internet services via the AirTies WLAN bridge with MESH technology. This follows Vodafone Germany’s decision in 2014 to replace its existing PLC/Powerline wired network solution with Wi-Fi for greater flexibility and ability to serve multiscreen devices such as smart phones and tablets, as well as reaching the IPTV set top box.
Vodafone Germany has been offering IPTV services as an option for its broadband Internet customers since 2011, delivered over ADSL or VDSL connections to the home gateway. Until recently PLC/Power line connections were deployed for multidevice access because Wi-Fi was not capable of providing the required performance or reliability so far. But now with AirTies MESH operators can depend on Wi-Fi for both broadband and premium video delivery throughout the home.
“We have been highly impressed with the quality of AirTies’s products and especially with the capability of the usage of MESH technology,” said Jan Henrich, Head of TV Devices Engineering at Vodafone Germany. “We are satisfied that it will meet our existing and future requirements for whole home TV and broadband, including delivery of SD, HD and even 4K content.”