ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) now offers whole home mesh Wi-Fi coverage via a pair of platforms. The ADTRAN SDX 810-RG residential gateway and 810-AP wireless access point enable what the company calls "enterprise-class" Wi-Fi services in the home as well as automated Wi-Fi performance enhancements and upgraded security features.
The use of Wi-Fi mesh networks improve coverage in the home by extending services into what would potentially be dead spots. "Solving residential Wi-Fi issues has become a priority for service providers selling higher bandwidth subscriptions, as Wi-Fi is the primary means customers judge the quality of their broadband subscription and service provider," explains IHS Markit Technology Principal Analyst John Kendall. "Consumers expect their Wi-Fi to work everywhere, and work well. Deploying whole-home mesh networking with dynamic steering is a good way to ensure a seamless Wi-Fi experience for the consumer. Further, the ability to self-diagnose to proactively resolve issues and self-optimize the home network can be powerful tools to reduce both churn and operating expense."
The ADTRAN SDX 810-RG and 810-AP pairing provide such features via:
- zero touch deployment
- dynamic steering that provides users with best available signal at each point in the home
- "Air Time Fairness," which ensures a fast lane for newer devices
- use of machine learning to maximize performance and adapt to the environment
- use of ADTRAN's Mosaic Suite tools to provide security updates and parental controls automatically.
The whole home Wi-Fi offering is part of the ADTRAN's Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite, which the company says supports user-driven service models that enable a simple, intuitive broadband experience, in-home network visibility, and optimized performance.
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