SINGAPORE & ISTANBUL -- AirTies Wireless Networks, a leading international provider of premium in-home wireless systems and set-top box solutions, today announced at the Broadband World Forum 2017 in Istanbul that it has signed a new two-year contract to supply Singtel, Asia's leading communications technology group, an ultra-fast whole-home Wi-Fi Mesh.
Unlike traditional Wi-Fi, which relies on a single Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) on home gateways and routers, Singtel uses AirTies’ multiple Mesh APs (extenders) to create an intelligent Wi-Fi network with faster connection speeds and a broader range of consistent, whole-home Internet coverage.
Under this new agreement, AirTies will supply Singtel with its new Managed Mesh system which includes the recently announced Air 4930. These new 2.5Gbps Wi-Fi Mesh extenders are AirTies’ fastest extenders to date. In addition, AirTies’ Mesh Software ensures devices continually connect to the best available extender and frequency band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), based on real-time network usage. Singtel will also have access to AirTies’ Remote Manager, a cloud-based performance management platform, which helps optimize in-home Wi-Fi for subscribers.
“Singtel is widely-recognized for delivering innovative in-home experiences and superior broadband services to millions of subscribers,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies. “We share a common vision that internet connections must not only be fast, but consistently fast throughout the subscribers’ homes – which requires a Managed Wi-Fi Mesh solution. We’re very honoured to be selected again to help Singtel serve the super-connected home of today, and tomorrow.”
A survey of 1,050 respondents, with multiple Wi-Fi users per home, commissioned by AirTies and conducted by Qualtrics, found that seventy-eight percent (78%) of respondents would prefer if their Internet Service Providers provided them with their in-home Wi-Fi networking gear, versus purchasing it themselves. The survey also found that the majority of consumers would consider upgrading their Internet service plans, or paying extra, for a premium Wi-Fi experience that improves performance throughout the entire home.
At the Broadband World Forum in Berlin, AirTies will host a private lunch for service providers and technology partners on Wednesday, October 25th from 12:20pm-1:30pm in meeting room MR12. Additional details about Singtel are available at: www.Singtel.com. More information about AirTies is available at: www.AirTies.com.
Founded in 2004, AirTies is the most widely deployed provider of Managed Wi-Fi Mesh solutions to operators around the globe. AirTies designs and develops software and hardware that wirelessly streams Internet connections and high definition video to multiple rooms and screens. Its award winning technology enables seamless wireless integration at the touch of a button, increased wireless speeds, and coverage throughout subscribers’ entire homes. AirTies has an installed base of over 15 million devices worldwide. AirTies’ customers include: Atlantic Broadband, Frontier, Midco, Singtel, Sky (SKY Q in the UK; Germany; Italy; and New Zealand), Swisscom, Vodafone, Waoo, and many other operators. More information is available at www.AirTies.com.
Singtel is Asia's leading communications technology group, providing a portfolio of services from next generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics and cybersecurity capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 650 million mobile customers in 22 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 360 cities. For more information, visit www.singtel.com