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 […]

Ex-Sky CEO Tony Ball becomes chairman of AirTies

WiFi specialist Airties has named Tony Ball, former chairman of Kabel Deutschland and CEO of BSkyB, and current senior advisor of private equity outfit Providence Equity Partners, as its new chairman. The company has also announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters is moving to Paris, France to support its global expansion plans. Philippe […]

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 […]

Liberty Global partners with Plume for intelligent WiFi rollout in Netherlands and Poland

Liberty Global has rolled out an ‘intelligent WiFi’ update to its Connect box routers in three million homes in the Netherlands and Poland in the form of a ‘free upgrade’. The company says that the upgrade will provide its customers with faster and more stagble connections for devices. The cable giant has partnered with intelligent […]

Akamai teams up with Plume for smart home services

CDN specialist Akamai has struck a partnership with smart home services and WiFi  technology provider Plume to give Akamai’s global customer network, sales and marketing teams immediate access to Plume’s services platform to accelerate the deployment of smart home services for broadband subscribers. The partnership will see the pair combine Akamai’s Security and Personalisation Services (SPS) […]

GO Malta taps Divitel for mesh WiFi

Technology outfit Divitel has deployed a managed mesh Wi-Fi system for service provider GO in Malta. GO has invested heavily in the TrueFibre network, a fibre-powered infrastructure that offers broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps. However, according to Divitel, due to a number of factors like higher population density with multiple devices that interfere with […]

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 […]

Netgem launches Super WiFi on Videofutur

TV and broadband technology company Netgem has launched Super WiFi, a new service designed to improve WiFi coverage in consumers’ homes, with the service initially deployed across its Videofutur fibre ISP business in France. Videofutur focuses on providing broadband and entertainment to under-served regions in France. The new Videofutur maFibre proposition couples 1Gbps fibre access […]

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