AirTies, a managed in-home Wi-Fi solutions provider announced plans to acquire Technicolor's in-home Wi-Fi Management software portfolio, related intellectual property, approximately thirty (30) employees from Technicolor.
Previously known as Wi-Fi Doctor and Conductor, the portfolio is a suite of cloud-based performance management software, embedded decision logic, and apps used by service providers to support field technicians, network engineers, customer care agents, marketing personnel, and data analysts to improve the in-home Wi-Fi experience of their subscribers.
AirTies' Smart Wi-Fi software is designed to help operators upgrade in-home Wi-Fi performance and coverage, proactively fix and monitor Wi-Fi issues, and improve overall customer satisfaction. The software intelligently directs consumers' devices to the best available channel and band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), based on real-time home network conditions to improve performance. It also enables gateways to serve as the Wi-Fi Mesh controller, lowering equipment investments for operators by reducing the number of extenders required.
The acquisition will be used to complement and integrate with AirTies' Remote Manager, a cloud-based optimization suite that provides real-time visibility and historical performance analysis to manage the consumer Wi-Fi experience. AirTies' Remote Manager and Wireless Doctor, individually and collectively, actively manage millions of homes around the globe today.
The Wireless Doctor team is currently based in Belgium and will remain so after deal closure. In addition, AirTies today also announced the opening of a new product innovation and operations office located in Paris, France, to support increased demand for its products and services.
Moving forward, the two companies also plan to partner across technology and sales to offer Smart Wi-Fi solutions to service providers globally.