AirTies licenses Reference Design Kit (RDK)

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 
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Leading Provider of Premium In-Home Wi-Fi Systems Joins RDK Community

ISTANBUL — AirTies Wireless Networks, a leading international provider of premium in-home wireless systems, today announced it has licensed the RDK (Reference Design Kit) to support the RDK community’s newest initiatives for broadband devices (RDK-B).

“We’re excited to join the growing RDK community, especially as it turns its attention to new broadband equipment in the home,” said Bulent Celebi, Executive Chairman and founder of AirTies. “We look forward to evaluating how RDK-B can fit into our future plans, and sharing our expertise in ultra-performance Wi-Fi solutions with RDK operators and partners.”

“AirTies is well respected for providing next-gen in-home Wi-Fi systems to global operators, so we are very pleased to welcome them into the RDK community,” said Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK Management, LLC. “As interest in RDK-B grows, we’re confident that innovative companies, such as AirTies, can play an important role in delivering significant benefits to RDK-based operators.”

The Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) from network operators. It enables network operators to standardize certain elements of these devices, but also to easily customize the applications and user experiences that ride on top. The RDK is supported by more than 250 companies including CE manufacturers, SOCs vendors, software developers, system integrators, and network operators. It is administered by the RDK Management LLC, a joint venture between Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable, and Liberty Global. Beyond video-centric set-top boxes (RDK-V), the RDK community is now focused on providing similar software commonality and standardization across data gateways, a software initiative called RDK-B (broadband).

AirTies provides ultra-performance in-home Wi-Fi systems to leading service providers, such as Sky (UK, including SKY Q; Germany; Austria; and Italy), Vodafone, Singtel, Swisscom, and many others. AirTies noted that many other service providers are investing heavily to bring faster Internet speeds to the home, but legacy Wi-Fi equipment generally prevents subscribers from receiving those speeds consistently throughout the home itself.

Unlike traditional Wi-Fi, which relies on a single Access Point (AP) from a router/gateway, AirTies uses multiple APs placed around the home to create an intelligent network that ensures consistent, high quality whole home Internet coverage. Specifically, AirTies’ intelligent in-home networking, Mesh, and Client Steering systems dramatically boost broadband speeds, in-home coverage, and reduce bottlenecks triggered by the plethora of Wi-Fi devices in today’s homes.

This past November, AirTies announced its formal expansion into the North American market, the opening of its Silicon Valley office, and its first U.S. deployment with regional cable and broadband provider, Midcontinent Communications. AirTies also has additional trials underway with both mid-sized and large service providers around the United States.