AirTies Goes For the Gigabits

Debuts speedier whole-home WiFi platform
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Taking aim at the gigabit home, AirTies Wireless Networks has introduced a new whole-home WiFi system based on the Air4830 access point.

AirTies, which is pitching a platform based on multiple APs, taps into the company’s WiFi mesh platform and supports 2 Gbps of total wireless data via 4x4 11ac Wave 2 Mu-MIMO technology at 5GHz simultaneously along with 2x2 11n technology at 2.4 GHz. The product also ties in a “Client Steering” technology that helps device connect to the best available access point.

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AirTies announced it just ahead of IBC, noting that the Air 4830 will be commercially available by year-end.

AirTies’s strategy is largely based on deals with cable operators and other types of service providers. It has an installed base of more than 15 million devices worldwide, and has partners that include Sky (including Sky Q in the UK, Germany, Austria, and Italy), Vodafone, Singtel, Midco, Swisscom,  and, of recent note, Frontier Communications.

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