AirTies unveils in-home Wi-Fi mesh system for operators
August 31, 2016
AirTies Wireless Networks, an international provider of premium in-home wireless systems, has unveiled its next-generation, ultra-performance in-home Wi-Fi system aimed to support broadband operators around the globe. The new system is designed to meet the acute needs of operators to improve the quality of the in-home customer experience, and enables operators to monetize Wi-Fi in new ways as a premium service.
According to ABI Research, more than 831 million households are forecasted to have residential Wi-Fi networks in 2021, and customers are relying on residential Wi-Fi networks more than ever because of the growing number of connected devices in the home. ABI also noted that “broadband service providers need to invest more in home Wi-Fi solutions, like Wi-Fi Mesh network systems, or run the risk of customer churn.”
Unlike traditional Wi-Fi, which relies on a single Access Point (AP) from a router/gateway, AirTies’ system uses multiple APs placed around the home to create an intelligent Mesh network that ensures consistent performance of high quality, whole-home Internet coverage. The centrepiece of the new system unveiled today is the compact Air 4830, which supports simultaneous streams of 4K/UHD video,and the platform needed for new in-home devices and services (e.g. smart monitoring, home security, virtual reality, IoT, etc.) from operators.
“Today we’re launching our most advanced Wi-Fi Mesh solution ever, designed to meet the needs of operators today and into the future,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies. “Subscribers are paying for faster broadband services, but they aren’t getting those speeds consistently throughout the house because of outdated Wi-Fi. It’s a pivotal time for operators, requiring a rethinking of the whole-home environment, and AirTies is at the forefront of helping them with this transition. Our new premium Wi-Fi Mesh system, based on the Air 4830, sets a new bar for sustainable and managed performance, and enables operators to drive incremental revenue and customer satisfaction by offering new classes of premium Wi-Fi services.”