Remember the early 2000s and the onset of the IPTV goldrush? BSPs, namely Telco’s who yearned for a video play, clamored to get into the IPTV business. It didn’t take long to discover that IPTV was the most resource and capital-intensive initiative service with the lowest ROI ever.
Listening to the financial challenges of IPTV providers, AirSonics set out to assist our friends. A handful of progressive IPTV operators began using Airsonics' wireless video bridges in 2009 to connect IP Set Top Boxes (STBs) when they couldn't run cable. To their surprise, the performance and reliability rivaled that of cable and AirSonics’ videos bridges could knock two years off of the IPTV payback period.
Fast forward to 2020 and progressive video providers are now adopting Broadband TV in droves. Popular end-to-end IP video offerings such as Mobi TV substantially improve the BSPs margins while delivering a compelling video solution to a changing subscriber base. But Broadband TV posed a major challenge as these streaming devices roamed all over the home, quite often into Wi-Fi dead zones.
AirSonics introduced a wall-to-wall mesh Wi-Fi solution just ahead of this emerging video trend. In addition to offering Total-home coverage for these nomadic streaming devices, AirTies patented band and Client-Steering technology dynamical guided dual-band capable devices to the 5GHz fast lane resulting in a 6x factor speed improvement. Now the Wi-Fi 6 MagnaFi 4960R Mesh Router can take on multiple 4K streams throughout the home, reliably connect all the smart home and security devices, and delight customer all while generating compelling new Managed Wi-Fi services for the BSP.