Vodafone Germany has selected AirTies WLAN bridge with MESH technology for both broadband and premium video delivery throughout the home. AirTies’ Wi-Fi MESH creates multiple paths by converting the traditional wireless star topology into a more resilient and higher capacity point-to-point arrangement. Vodafone Germany has been offering IPTV services as an option for its broadband Internet customers since 2011, delivered over ADSL or VDSL connections to the home gateway.
According to AirTies, the selection follows Vodafone Germany’s decision in 2014 to replace its existing PLC/Powerline wired network solution with Wi-Fi for greater flexibility and ability to serve multiscreen devices such as smart phones and tablets, as well as reaching the IPTV set top box. The two key factors in the selection of AirTies were the ability of its WLAN Bridge Air 4820 Video Bridge/Access Point to deliver premium HD video services and at the same time ensure consistent access at the full broadband speed to devices anywhere in the house.