Providence Equity to acquire Airties

Private equity outfit Providence Equity Partners is to acquire wireless technology outfit Airties. The WiFi solutions specialist said that its board and principal shareholders, including evergreen equity investor Invus had agreed to acqusition. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Airties said that Providence’s investment will assist it with accelerating growth into new markets […]

Deutsche Telekom turns to Airties for Smart Wi-Fi rollout

Wireless technology specialist Airties has signed an agreement with Deutsche Telekom to deploy its Smart Wi-Fi products and services across Deutsche Telekom Europe.  Deutsche Telekom is using RDK open source software to standardise core functions of its broadband gateways. Under the agreement with Airties,  Telekom will also deploy Airties Edge software to enhance subscribers’ broadband gateways and Airties […]

Telstra turns to AirTies for Smart Modem software

Australia’s Telstra has tapped Wi-Fi technology specialist AirTies to provide home connectivity and Wi-Fi 6 capability to customers throughout the country.  Specifically, Telstra’s new Smart Modem 3 includes AirTies Edge, embedded Smart Wi-Fi software and the EasyMesh software controller to manage Telstra’s Smart Wi-Fi boosters. Telstra is also using AirTies Cloud management platform to optimise […]

AirTies names ex-Liberty Global exec as CMO

Service provider WiFi specialist AirTies has named Nicolas Fortineau as EVP and chief marketing officer. Fortineau will oversee Airties’ global marketing efforts including product marketing vision and go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining Airties, he spent over a decade at Liberty Global, most recently serving as product director of connectivity platforms, where he oversaw their product […]

AirTies unveils line-up of WiFi 6 products

Wireless technology specialist AirTies has unveiled its line-up of products for the new WiFi 6 standard. AirTies has introduced a new, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 Extender, a tri-band Wi-Fi 6 Extender, and a Wi-Fi 6 router. In addition to increased speed and capacity, Wi-Fi 6 products are designed to support the growing density of connected devices […]

Bouygues Telecom taps AirTies for WiFi

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has tapped technology outfit AirTies to provide its WiFi software and Mesh extenders to its broadband subscribers. Bouygues Telecom will integrate AirTies Smart WiFi software with subscribers’ existing Bbox gateways. Bouygues Telecom will also offer AirTies’ Air 4830 Mesh extenders, powered by Quantenna, to provide high-speed Wi-Fi throughout subscribers’ homes. “At […]

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, who previously served as CTO for the CPE business unit […]

AirTies claims US success for Smart WiFi

WiFi technology specialist AirTies and reseller partner AirSonics have revealed that 34 regional operators across North America have deployed AirTies’ Smart Wi-Fi solutions to their subscribers. AirSonics serves as a strategic partner for AirTies, offering managed WiFi solutions  and the StratiFi total-home Wi-Fi portfolio to regional service providers throughout North America. These operators deploy Mesh […]

AirTies teams up with Broadcom for WiFi 6

In-home WiFi and consumer premises equipment specialist AirTies has struck a strategic partnership with chipset giant Broadcom to pre-integrate its Smart WiFi software into Broadcom’s WiFi 6 drivers, making it easier for operators to bring AirTies’ solutions to third-party gateways. In addition, AirTies will use Broadcom’s Wi-Fi 6 chipsets in a new class of Mesh extenders […]

WiFi key to delivering 1Gbps services, say cable technologists

Ensuring that in-home WiFi networks are optimally configured will be key to delivering meaningful 1Gpbs services, but providing 1Gbps will likely remain essentially a marketing tool rather than something consumers actually need for the foreseeable future, according to a panel of technologists at a cable technology event in London this morning. Speaking at the Cable […]

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