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AirTies counters Plume via Broadcom, should seek more silicon

Just prior to the holiday break, AirTies, Turkey’s Smart WiFi market leader – with huge installs at AT&T in the US and Sky in the UK – cut a deal with Broadcom, to bundle the mesh and smart WiFi software with Broadcom WiFi 6 chips. It claims to already have this installed on 50 million devices. The move is analogous to the move its arch rival, US company Plume, did in November, open sourcing its Open Virtual Switch software. If the chip has drivers to drive the AirTies apps already built in, then just like the Plume move, it enables Broadcom devices – the bulk of the home gateway market – to get into new designs faster. Plume told us…

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