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Nokia gets into the multi-AP WiFi game, BT launches WiFi extenders

Multi-access point and mesh networks are the driving force behind the home WiFi business this year, and in the past week, Nokia has got into the game, while UK telco BT has taken an unconventional approach to its latest launch. Nokia has entered the multi-AP market, with a design win at AIS Fibre, a broadband challenger brand in Thailand, which goes up against True, ToT and 3BB, which between them have around 8m broadband lines. The deal is the first to use the technology which Nokia acquired from US mesh specialist Unium in February this year. It first showed the product at Mobile World Congress, adding features such as analytics to report to the cloud system and to a smartphone…

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