Metin Taskin speaks
with Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor
at Light Reading

News

Metin Taskin speaks
with Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor
at Light Reading

News

Consumer demand for seamless, latency-free experience and the number and variety of their connected devices has significantly impacted service providers’ end-to-end delivery models. “[Consumers] need a good broadband experience. They really wouldn’t know if it is the Wi-Fi or the fiber or DSL or fixed wireless. It is critical to manage this network [… ] to provide the optimum experience for end users,” says Metin Taskin, CEO & CTO at Airties in his conversation with Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor at Light Reading.

Source: www.lightreading.com

Speaking at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Metin shared how in-home Wi-Fi connectivity solutions have evolved over the last two decades. Firstly, operators are increasingly seeking solutions that are standards-based and open source to ensure more innovation without the hassle of vendor lock-in and interoperability issues. He also explains how operators manage users’ Wi-Fi experience is also changing. People expect their connection to be perfect down to the device and even optimized for the specific application they are using. “When the user calls [customer care], they call saying ‘my YouTube doesn’t work’ or ‘my Netflix is freezing all the time’. So the management or optimization is going more granular, all the way down to the application for Quality of Experience management,” shares Metin.

Demonstrating operators’ priorities towards industry standards, Metin mentions how telco giants such as Telstra in Australia and Deutsche Telekom in Germany have successfully deployed solutions based on the Wi-Fi Alliance’s EasyMesh. Airties has been actively involved in the evolution of EasyMesh to truly become an operator-grade solution, both within the RDK community (through contribution of its Wi-Fi EasyMesh Controller software module as a new RDK-B component), as well as for other operators who want an optimized framework for their gateway software stack.

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