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AirTies counters Plume’s open source move with Broadcom alliance

Just before the holiday break, Turkish WiFi vendor AirTies cut a deal with Broadcom, to bundle its mesh and smart WiFi software with Broadcom WiFi 6 chips. It claims to already have this software installed on 50m devices. The move is similar to one made by its arch-rival, US company Plume, in November, when the firm open sourced its Open Virtual Switch software. If the Broadcom chips already have drivers for the AirTies apps built in, then just like the Plume move, this would enable Broadcom devices – the bulk of the home gateway market – to get into new designs faster. Plume told us: “Our plan is to enable service providers to launch new services and applications at a…

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