Virgin Media launches Intelligent WiFi Plus broadband offer

Virgin Media has announced the UK launch of a new mesh WiFi service dubbed Intelligent WiFi Plus. Promising to expand home coverage for Virgin customers, the solution combines new features on the pre-existing Hub 3 and Hub 4 routers with new Intelligent WiFi Pods that help to expand reach across a house. Powered by smart […]

Plume now present in over 20m homes

Smart home and WiFi specialist Plume’s technology is now present in more than 20 million active households around the world, with the company averaging one million new home activations each month, according to the company. Over 150 content service providers currently use Plume’s cloud-based Consumer Experience Management (CEM) platform , and the company says it has has added […]

Plume acquires Walleye Networks

Smart home vendor Plume has announced the acquisition of Walleye Networks. Canadian Walleye Networks is a security intelligence solutions provider specialising in real-time network analytics and advanced metadata. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the pickup, Plume will acquire all of Walleye Networks’ intellectual property, technology and Research and Development (R&D) […]

Plume expands in Japan with J:COM distribution deal

Smarthome vendor Plume has announced a partnership with Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), Japan’s largest cable TV operator. J:COM will offer its 5.5 million subscribers access to what it claims to be “the world’s most advanced Consumer Experience Management (CEM) Platform for the smart home” with Plume’s suite of networking products. The telco will offer Plume’s full […]

Plume and Adtran announce smart home collaboration

Smart home service provider and networking vendor Adtran have announced a new collaboration on home network security. In a press release, the companies said that the combination of Plume’s suite of consumer and ISP services and Adtran’s global scale and broad portfolio of broadband gateways, ONTs and cloud management tools will enable service providers to […]

Plume secures US$85 million in funding round

Smart home services provider Plume has secured US$85 million in its latest financing round. The vendor creates a WiFi mesh networking solution for homes, and has recently signed distribution deals with Liberty Global, WightFibre, VOO and Sunrise. The company said that the raised money  includes US$60 million in Series D preferred equity and US$25 million […]

Plume takes OpenSync to Telecom Infra Project for open WiFi stack

Telecom industry body the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has adopted technologies from WiFi specialists Plume, ConnectUs Technologies and Tanaza to include in a new open-source WiFi software stack that includes the OpenSync software stack. The three companies and other TIP WiFi Project Group members are contributing open-source software and hardware designs to the project. Plume […]

Liberty Global expands relationship with Plume

Liberty Global has announced an expanded relationship with smart home vendor Plume. The operator said that it will roll out smart home services from Plume across its footprint this year, following a successful initial deployment with its UK brand Virgin Media. The vendor had also previously announced distribution deals with VOO, Sunrise, WightFibre and TalkTalk. […]

Plume announces tech agreement with WightFibre

Smart home connectivity vendor Plume has announced a new agreement with WightFibre to provide the tech behind its new residential WiFi offer. The new deal will see customers in the Isle of Wight offered WightFibre Whole Home Wifi, powered by Plume. The mesh network product promises to provide improved WiFi coverage, with every full fibre […]

Plume signs smart home deals with VOO, Sunrise

Smart home services platform provider Plume has announced two new deals with VOO and Sunrise.  The vendor earlier this year signed deals in the UK with TalkTalk and Virgin Media. The agreement with VOO will see subscribers in Belgium offered VOO WiFi+, a smart home service offering that has been designed to “improve, personalise and […]