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XcellAir brings advanced WiFi to play in the NWaaS model

Client steering and mesh networking are technologies which can enhance in-home WiFi, which is otherwise choked by multiple video streams. One company moving into this space is XcellAir, a two-year old outfit spun out of InterDigital, which was talking up its cloud-based software at Cable Congress in Brussels last week, where it took part in CableLabs’ innovation showcase. XcellAir’s mesh networking technology combines different types of spectrum and technology to create an optimal capacity:cost ratio and support managed services. It can bring together WiFi, LTE in 5 GHz and small cells, in unlicensed, licensed or shared bands. XcellAir’s EVP of sales and marketing, Todd Mersch, explained that this type of technology is developing quickly to offer a network-as-a-service platform, uniting…

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