Swisscom launches Wi-Fi 6 and repeater, powered by SoftAtHome software

Swisscom launches Wi-Fi 6 and repeater, powered by SoftAtHome software
SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, is powering Swisscom’s European premiere launch of Wi-Fi 6 and 10 Gbps home connectivity. Swisscom’s customers will enjoy next-gen Wi-Fi services thanks to the new Wi-Fi 6 standard’s higher performance. An increasing number of mobile phones, including the Galaxy S10 or the iPhone 11, support the new IEEE standard, also known as Wi-Fi 802.11ax, bringing faster and smarter Wi-Fi connections, in particular for congested areas such as high-rise buildings.

SoftAtHome’s Wifi’ON delivers an ambient connectivity in the home and drastically improves customer experience. Swisscom’s WLAN-Box 2 Wi-Fi repeaters, also powered by the latest Wifi’ON software, can easily extend Wi-Fi coverage creating a smarter Wi-Fi network in the home. The gateway, called “Internet-Box 3”, algorithmically selects the best Wi-Fi channel and optimizes band usages (2.4GHz or 5 GHz) by forcing Wi-Fi devices to connect to one band or the other (band steering). Thanks to Wifi’ON, Swisscom’s new Wi-Fi 6 Home Gateway and repeaters are fully interoperating with Wi-Fi 5.

Swisscom’s new Home Gateway hardware leverages SoftAtHome’s Connect’ON product, supporting 10Gbps XGS-PON access network as well as DSL flavours, including G.Fast and VDSL2 profiles. The 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port enables all the LAN services that subscribers expect from a premium device. Parental control, Guest Wifi, HD Telephony over DECT, Quality of Service optimized performances are all included.

“We are partnering with SoftAtHome to bring best in class Wi-Fi and home connectivity products to our Swiss customers,” said Marcel Burgherr, Head of Gateways, Phones and other Devices at Swisscom. “SoftAtHome’s approach lets us keep our hardware and software separate, to continuously extend the connectivity experience on existing products and enable the latest innovations as 10Gbps XGS-PON and Wi-Fi 6 on our new Internet-Box 3 and WLAN-Box 2.

“We are delighted that Swisscom trusts us to be at their sides when they innovate with next-gen technologies,” said David Viret-Lange, CEO of SoftAtHome. “That trust was earned by the dedication of our engineers who have developed world-class expertise in hardware and software separation on next-gen connectivity solutions.”


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