Technicolor has rolled out out a new whole home WiFi software platform called WiFi XL, an amalgamation of technologies from its extensive portfolio which also incorporates the EasyMesh standard from the WiFi Alliance.
WiFi XL claims to address crucial pain points in the connected home through the integration of EasyMesh in order to guarantee quality of service over time via advanced diagnostics and what the vendor calls a ‘curing solution’. This sounds similar to the company’s WiFi Doctor technology, which AirTies now owns. However, when that deal was announced earlier this year, it was not a straight sale – the two vendors said they would continue to partner on technology integrations and sales channels, while AirTies would pre-integrate the WiFi Doctor software into its Remote Manager product.
Writing off Technicolor as a rapidly shrinking vendor destined for the graveyard has been an easy conclusion to make, after the company sold these WiFi assets to AirTies as well as shipping off the patent licensing division and R&I arm to InterDigital. Yet the company continues to claim world firsts, boasting the first EasyMesh-certified gateway to market this week, building on previous crowns of the first DOCSIS 3.1 commercial deployment in 2018, as well as the first WiFi 6 demo and first VDSL 35b launch, both arriving in 2017.