Deutsche Telekom has started offering an in-home Wi-Fi solution from Turkish wireless network equipment manufacturer AirTies to its customers.
The company’s managed mesh system is designed to improve customers’ Wi-Fi coverage and speeds and intelligently route data connections to optimise performance of connected devices around the home.
“Deutsche Telekom continues to be a global leader at the forefront of innovation,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies. “We share a common vision that it’s no longer sufficient to provide fast internet speeds to today’s super-connected homes, but also to ensure consistent performance throughout the entire home, on every device. We look forward to helping them deliver on that commitment with our managed Wi-Fi mesh solution.”
Unlike traditional Wi-Fi which relies on a single access point from a router or gateway, the AirTies mesh solution lets consumers set up an in-home Wi-Fi network through several extenders. The AirTies 4920 starter kit distributed by Deutsche Telekom through its 730 local shops and on its website includes two Wi-Fi extenders with the ability to support up to six extenders per network. The extenders can be placed around the home to ensure consistent, high-quality whole-home internet coverage, according to AirTies.
The AirTies 4920 system supports WPA/WPA2 encryption, data rates of up to 1.3Gbps, the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, TV and video in HD and Ultra HD quality.
AirTies provides extenders, set-top boxes, software, apps and cloud-based performance monitoring capabilities. The company founded in 2004 has an installed base of over 15 million devices worldwide with customers including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Frontier, Orange, Singtel, Sky, Swisscom and Vodafone.