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SoftAtHome sneaky mobile buy opens gateway to huge Qualcomm deal

Some SoftAtHome feathers were ruffled over the summer when Faultline suggested rival WiFi software specialist AirTies was nudging into the French firm’s Swiss stronghold. SoftAtHome’s response has been pretty significant, porting its software on the Qualcomm Networking Pro 1200 platform in a deal designed to lay the foundations for ISPs to pair WiFi 6 and 5G networking capabilities in a single home gateway. While we heralded the arrival of Qualcomm’s Networking Pro Series platforms in August as a milestone moment for WiFi 6 (802.11ax), the emphasis of this week’s announcement on 5G was inadvertently SoftAtHome’s way of getting back at us. We continue to highlight how WiFi and 5G are capable of operating in shared spectrum, and any argument otherwise…

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