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AirTies may become IPR business as Quantenna and Broadcom take licenses

It is rare that two sworn WiFi technology enemies, such as Broadcom and Quantenna, go ahead and license the same technology, but this week Quantenna put out a release which read very similarly to a statement Broadcom made a few months back. Both related to the licensing of AirTies’ mesh technology for operators. What lurks behind these mirrored announcements is a fundamental change to the way WiFi is being installed in homes by broadband operators, and at the heart of that change is likely to be a contract with at least one of the largest US providers. The answer is not in AirTies’ current customer list of AirTies – which in the US includes only Atlantic Broadband, Frontier and Midco,…

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