WiFi


TalkTalk to offer Plume Adaptive WiFi to selected customers

UK service provider TalkTalk is to offer advanced WiFi specialist Plume’s Adaptive WiFi package to select customers for £9 (€10) a month. The Plume membership offered specifically for TalkTalk customers includes Adaptive WiFi, HomePass guest access, parental controls, and the Plume app. The monthly fee includes a two-SuperPod starter pack. Additional SuperPods, devices that fit […]

AirTies acquires Technicolor WiFi software unit

Wireless technology and consumer premises equipment specialist AirTies has agreed to acquire Technicolor’s in-home WiFi management software business and personnel for an undisclosed sum in a move that CEO Philippe Alcaras says will significantly extend the company’s reach. The acquisition of Technicolor’s WiFi technology – Wireless Doctor – will also see the two companies partner […]

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 […]

Melita taps Plume for enhanced WiFi service

Maltese cable operator Melita has teamed up with technology outfit Plume to launch Stellar WiFi, powered by Plume, a new service bundle that provides two Plume SuperPods, devices that fit fit into electrical wall outlets to spread the internet from the modem to all areas of the home, at optimal performance, according to the company. […]

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 […]

Liberty Global and Comcast back OpenSync initiative

Liberty Global, Comcast and Bell Canada are all backing a new open source software initiative that was unveiled by adaptive WiFi company Plume and Samsung at the Broadband World Forum. OpenSync is a framework that works across gateways, modems, routers, access points, extenders, set-top-boxes, IoT hubs, smart speakers and other WiFi-enabled devices. Based on the Plume Middle […]

UPC Switzerland launches Happy Home with boosted WiFi

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has launched Happy Home, a offering to improve subscribers in-home WiFi connectivity through a combination of its UPC Connect app and WLAN Powerline set of adapters. At the same time, as part of the launch of the new brand, UPC Switzerland has doubled the internet speed available to about 300,000 existing […]

Airties opens first R&D centre outside Europe

Wireless networking specialist Airties has opened a new research and development (R&D) centre in Austin, Texas – its first outside of Europe. Airties said the investment was prompted by signing contracts with additional service providers in North America, but would not disclose who these new partners were. Airties’ executive vice-president of customer programmes, Mujdat Pakkan, […]

Liberty Global launches ‘converged connectivity’ app

Liberty Global is launching a ‘converged connectivity’ app that it says will enable users to check their mobile usage, monitor devices connected to their home WiFi network and connect automatically to about 10 million WiFi hotspots internationally. The Connect App, which is available to subscribers at no extra cost and has already been made available […]

New event video streaming technology tested at Edinburgh Fringe

Singapore and UK-based satellite equipment provider Global Invacom Group has carried out the first live tests of a new technology that it says enables live, high-quality, large-scale event video streaming over a WiFi network. The technology, Bx-WiFi, was developed through a partnership with the BBC Research & Development, and the University of Hertfordshire, under a […]

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