AirTies has announced a strategic collaboration with Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) under which AirTies' Smart WiFi software will be pre-integrated into Broadcom's WiFi 6 drivers. In addition, AirTies will use Broadcom's WiFi 6 chipsets in a new class of mesh extenders to be offered in 2019.
WiFi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) is designed to bring increased speed and capacity than the previous generation of WiFi (802.11ac). It is also designed to more efficiently support the increasing density of devices in the connected home with lower latency and longer battery life.
AirTies' Smart WiFi software is designed to help operators upgrade in-home WiFi performance and coverage, proactively fix and monitor WiFi issues, and improve overall customer satisfaction. The software directs consumers' devices to the best available channel and band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), based on real-time home network conditions. It also enables gateways to serve as the WiFi Mesh controller, lowering equipment investments for operators by reducing the number of extenders required.
Broadcom's WiFi 6 chipsets will also be integrated with access to AirTies' Remote Manager, a cloud-based optimization suite designed to provide real-time visibility and historical performance analysis to manage consumer WiFi.
"Our newest strategic effort with Broadcom will make it easier for operators to adopt Broadcom's WiFi 6 chipsets to have access to our industry-leading Smart WiFi software and in-home management software platform," said Oz Yildirim, CMO of AirTies. "We look forward to enabling service providers to leverage our software on third-party gateways and to bringing our own WiFi 6 mesh extenders to market in 2019. Powered by Broadcom's latest 4x4 WiFi 6 chipsets, these new extenders will continue our legacy of designing the kind of elegant and compact products that both operators and consumers demand."
"WiFi 6 is the next great advancement in the evolution of WiFi technology, and we are excited about its potential for broadband service providers around the globe," said Gregory Fischer, senior vice president and general manager, Broadband Carrier Access, Broadcom. "AirTies is a proven global leader in managed WiFi software solutions, and the powerful combination of Broadcom's WiFi 6 and AirTies' Smart WiFi software will enable operators to serve the super connected homes of today and tomorrow."
AirTies will showcase its products and services at the upcoming International CES 2019 show in Las Vegas.