Aims to deliver open-source software solution to service providers seeking platform-agnostic whole home Wi-Fi offerings

AirTies said it will debut a version of its mesh Wi-Fi software for broadband devices running the cable industry’s open-source RDK platform, beginning in the first quarter of next year.

The Instanbul-based technology vendor also said that it has already signed on a Tier 1 operator, as of yet unnamed, to deploy its new software product.

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RDK is an open-sourced software stack, backed by Comcast, Charter Communications and Liberty Global, and designed for pay TV set-tops and broadband gateways.

AirTies didn’t specify which vendors might use its RDK-enabled software in devices, but the company works with leading CPE vendors, including Arris.

Increasingly, service providers are emphasizing whole-home performance management of the customer Wi-Fi experience. And finding ways for hardware including gateways and extenders to play nice is part of the plan. 

“Since the RDK is an open source software platform for the connected home, improving the home Wi-Fi experience through new applications and analytics is of paramount importance,” said Steve Heeb, president and general manager of RDK Management.

“With this forthcoming integration, operators using RDK will easily be able to deploy AirTies’ Managed Wi-Fi Mesh software on their broadband CPE, and it will be deployed by a Tier 1 operator in the near future,” added Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies. 

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