Astro taps Airties for WiFi

Malaysian pay TV operator Astro has tapped WiFi technology specialist Airties to provide software and services to support broadband subscribers across its fibre footprint.    

Astro serves 5.6 million homes or 72% of Malaysian TV households. In addition to pay TV, it provides a standalone fibre broadband service as an Internet Service Provider, with speeds of up to 800 Mbps and the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology.

Metin Taskin

Astro has deployed Airties’ Smart Wi-Fi SaaS offering, which includes Airties Edge smart Wi-Fi software for gateways; Airties Cloud, a cloud-based SaaS management platform and a customized version of the company’s companion Vision app, called the Astro Fibre App.

Airties’ hybrid cloud-edge architecture uses both the embedded intelligence in customer premises equipment (CPE) and the cloud to maximize responsiveness and performance, according to the company.

“Through Astro Fibre, we are committed to bringing the fastest speeds and the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology to our broadband customersThe Astro Fibre app with Airties’ Smart Wi-Fi solutions strengthens our Astro Fibre offering by giving our customers the power to fully control, monitor and secure their home network,” said Mauro Di Pietro Paolo, Chief Technology Officer of Astro.

“Astro’s new Fibre service delivers the ultimate Internet connectivity, and we’re extremely proud to have been chosen to support them in their rollout through Malaysia, Our Smart Wi-Fi solutions dynamically optimize Wi-Fi performance and allow operators to manage their subscribers’ connected home experience. We look forward to supporting Astro as it continues to gain market adoption for its exceptional fiber service” said Metin Taskin, CEO & CTO of Airties.

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