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AirTies completes Technicolor WiFi acquisition, names new software chief

Service provider WiFi technology specialist AirTies has completed its acquisition of Technicolor’s WiFi management software business, also known as Wireless Doctor. 

AirTies and Technicolor  have also struck a partnership covering technology integrations and sales channels to offer smart WiFi solutions to service providers globally.

Bart Vercammen

Bart Vercammen, who previously served as CTO for the CPE business unit of Technicolor and led the Wireless Doctor team, has joined AirTies as EVP and general manager of its software product line. He will report directly to Philippe Alcaras.

As part of the acquisition, AirTies takes over the Wireless Doctor software portfolio, related intellectual property and approximately 30 employees from Technicolor. It also gains access to relationships with existing Wireless Doctor customers and partners.

Wireless Doctor will be used to complement and integrate features with AirTies’ Remote Manager, its own cloud-based Wi-Fi network management tool that gives broadband service providers real-time visibility into subscribers’ Wi-Fi usage, allowing remote diagnostics and troubleshooting.

“The acquisition of Technicolor’s talented team further scales our software development and management capabilities to meet the increasing demand for Smart Wi-Fi,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies.

“We’re also very pleased that Bart Vercammen will join our senior leadership team and bring his extensive industry knowledge, skills, and vision to AirTies. We also look forward to our brand-new business relationship with Technicolor, working as mutual preferred partners, to serve operators worldwide.”

AirTies agreed the acquisition in January, when CEO Philippe Alcaras told DTVE that the deal would give the company access to millions of homes installed with this technology” and that that the Wireless Doctor technology would extend AirTies’ reach beyond its core market of MESH-based WiFi installations.