Turkish vendor AirTies Wireless Networks has been contracted by Norwegian broadband provider Get to supply it with its new, premium in-home Wi-Fi service, called WIFIX, which includes what it terms a ‘whole-home coverage’ guarantee. In announcing the development, it was noted that – unlike traditional Wi-Fi, which relies on a single Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) on a home gateway/router – Get is offering multiple Mesh Extenders from AirTies to create an intelligent Wi-Fi Mesh network throughout subscribers’ homes to deliver fast and consistent, whole-home coverage. Get’s subscribers are now able to sign up for a monthly subscription to the WIFIX service, and those that do so are provided with three Mesh Extenders.
In terms of the technology underpinning the solution, it was noted that AirTies’ Air 4920s use its Mesh Software, which automatically directs a consumers’ device to the best available access point, channel and band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), based on real-time network conditions in a home. Get is also using AirTies’ Remote Manager, a cloud-based Wi-Fi optimisation software suite that provides key in-home Wi-Fi performance data and analytics to improve the consumer experience.
‘Our customers depend more than ever on the performance of their Wi-Fi networks, as the use of connected devices and video streaming continues to proliferate,’ said Gunnar Evensen, Get’s chief executive, adding: ‘The expectations our customers have when it comes to Wi-Fi necessitate top-of-the-range products. And with our WIFIX concept we’ve already seen significant improvements in customer satisfaction.’