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AirTies has opened a new R&D centre in Austin, Texas, including a new test home that replicates real-world usage of in-home Wi-Fi to support customers’ video streaming and other activities in North America.

austin 12 dec 2017Unlike traditional Wi-Fi, which relies on a single access point (AP) on a home gateway/router, AirTies’ Managed Mesh Solution uses multiple mesh extenders to create an intelligent mesh Wi-Fi network throughout consumers’ homes to create whole-home internet coverage. It partners with service providers, such as Atlantic Broadband, Frontier, Midco, Orange, Singtel, Sky (SKY Q in the UK; Germany; Italy; and New Zealand), Swisscom, Vodafone and others.

AirTies noted that it has signed undisclosed contracts with additional service providers in North America, prompting the additional investment in the R&D facility. In addition, long-time AirTies executive, Mujdat Pakkan, EVP, customer programmes, has relocated to oversee the new Austin facility.

“We’re very excited to open our first R&D centre outside of Europe in order to support the growing market opportunity in North America,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies. “Austin’s central location and pool of incredible, high-tech talent made it a very appealing choice for us. Looking ahead, we expect North American internet and TV service providers to drive significant business for us, and this facility is built with them in mind.”