The partnership is intended to provide Internet service providers (ISPs) with a combined WiFi hardware and software solution, performance monitoring and improvement capabilities to provide a managed WiFi mesh solution and the ability to offer new classes of premium WiFi services.
AirTies mesh software runs on Quantenna's WiFi access point and diagnostic client solutions. AirTies' WiFi mesh software support will be integrated into Quantenna's WiFi access point and client solutions from QSR1000/2000 4x4,QSR10G 8x8+4x4 to 2x4 and 2x2 MiMO. AirTies' software is also designed to turn residential gateways and wireless set-top boxes into additional mesh WiFi access points.
The software is designed to provide coordinated channel changes across the mesh network, client steering to the most optimum band and access point, and dynamic packet routing. Home networks can also be monitored through the cloud.
"Quantenna and AirTies recognize the rapidly increasing demands of future whole-home WiFi connectivity and higher expectations of their customers," said Lionel Bonnot, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Quantenna. "With this partnership that leverages our hardware and software platforms, we can help our service provider customers future-proof their solutions and deliver unprecedented total home WiFi performance and continuously raise the WiFi performance bar."
"AirTies and Quantenna have been successfully working together to deliver best in class video and mesh solutions for years. This partnership is the next step in our business relationship" said Philippe Alcaras, AirTies CEO. "AirTies mesh software can leverage Quantenna's large footprint in high performance WiFi deployments with service providers around the globe."