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AirTies, Broadcom deal could eat into Quantenna’s WiFi slice

Turkish WiFi pioneer AirTies has inked an alliance with semiconductor designer Broadcom to collaborate on managed mesh WiFi systems, offering operators and ISPs the intelligent capabilities required to support mass carrier grade WiFi deployments. The partnership could put Broadcom in the driver’s seat to potentially steal a lot of operator deals away from rival chip company Quantenna, as well as go some way to securing the Tier 1 accounts in the US that AirTies has hinted at. Most AirTies products already use Broadcom or Quantenna chips, loaded with AirTies software, but this week’s announcement marks Broadcom swearing a pledge of allegiance to AirTies. The deal will see all of Broadcom’s wireless product lines, including gateways, set tops, routers, DSL, GPON,…

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