Plume hires Ametsreiter for new advisory board

WiFi specialist Plume has hired former Vodafone Deutschland CEO Hannes Ametsreiter as part of a new four-man advisory board to advise its executive management team. Ametsreiter is joined by Cody Sanford, former T-Mobile Executive VP, and Mike Doonan, Managing Partner at SPMB Executive Search on the advisory board. Tony Werner, former CTO of Comcast who […]

US operator Midco taps Plume for enhanced WiFi

US fibre-based service provider Midco has tapped WiFi specialist Plume to launch an enhanced WiFi offering, Midco Wi-Fi powered by Plume HomePass. Midco Wi-Fi has tapped into Plume’s SaaS Experience platform, which includes OpenSync, its open-source framework for the smart home, in conjunction with Plume’s HomePass, a set of intelligent smart home services. The recently […]

Plume hails FCC permission to test AFC in 6GHz band for WiFi

WiFi specialist Plume is among 13 companies licensed by the US FCC to proceed with the testing of automated frequency control (AFC) systems in the 6GHz frequency band. Globally, Plume’s cloud-based control system serves more than 43 million homes and already supports WiFi 6E, which allows low-power transmission in the 6GHz band. The FCC’s conditional […]

NOS launches premium Wi-Fi Total service with Plume

Portuguese multiplay service provider NOS has launched Wi-Fi Total, a new premium WiFi offering that includes individual home diagnosis, installation, 24/7 technical support and permanent remote monitoring of quality.  Positioning itself as a ‘consultant in Wi-Fi’ NOS said it had evolved its previous Power Wi-Fi offering to a simpler and more complete service, encompassing installation, […]

Liberty Latin America taps Plume for WOWfi

Liberty Latin America has tapped WiFi technology specialist Plume to launch the new WOWfi powered by Plume HomePass service to consumers in Puerto Rico. The launch includes the deployment of Plume’s SaaS Experience Platform, including its HomePass Smart Home Services suite and Haystack support and operations suite, which leverages the OpenSync open-source silicon-to-cloud framework. Plume […]

Plume: consumer demand for IoT devices including smart TVs growing fast

Consumers have a growing appetite for IoT and smart home technologies including smart TVs, smart speakers and set-top boxes, according to technology outfit Plume’s latest IQ Smart Home market report. Globally, the number of smart TVs rose by 22% between the first half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, while smart speakers have […]

Trio of exec hires at Plume 

Smart home tech provider Plume has announced a trio of new executive hires. The company has announced the appointments of Iman Abbasi as chief human resources officer, Shari Piré as chief legal and sustainability officer, and Kiran Edara as chief development officer. Abbasi joins from Symbotic where she served as chief human resources officer, while […]

Digital TV Europe to run webinar on the Smart Home as a Service

With cord-cutting on the rise and the multi-play service bundle under pressure as never before, service providers are looking for new ways to differentiate their offerings. Support for in-home connectivity and the smart home-as-a-service are growing in importance – but challenges remain. With this in mind, Digital TV Europe is to run a webinar next […]

Plume raises additional US$300 million in funding

Communications service firm Plume has closed US$300 million in a new round of minority equity investment led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The latest round of investment brings the company’s valuation to US$2.6 billion. In total, Plume has raised US$697 million to date. Plume said that it will use the investment to drive research and […]

Virgin Media to offer Plume’s HomePass across UK

Virgin Media is working with smart home partner Plume to make the latter’s HomePass smart home service available to all UK households including those not covered by the Virgin Media network. According to Plume, HomePass works with all internet service providers. The service uses cloud-controlled adaptive WiFi pods to create a self-optimising WiFi network throughout […]

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