Swisscom’s Latest Generation Wi-Fi Access Point Achieves Breakthrough Performance and Coverage with Ethertronics Antenna Solutions


News Highlights:

  • Swisscom’s new WLAN-Box access point utilizes Ethertronics high-performance Wi-Fi antenna solutions
  • Swisscom’s WLAN-Box solves customers home networking issues and leverages Ethertronics’ systems-level expertise and end-to-end testing methodology to enable maximum performance

 

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, January 4, 2018 – CES 2018 – Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecoms company and one of its leading IT companies and Ethertronics, a leader in high-performance smart antenna solutions for wireless communications, announced the collaboration with Ethertronics aimed at solving customers home networking issues. Swisscom’s “WLAN-Box”, is a newly-deployed 3 in 1 Wi-Fi device which acts as WLAN repeater, access point and video bridge for Swisscom broadband and video subscribers that incorporates Ethertronics high-performance Wi-Fi antenna solutions to maximize performance.

In order to help meet the challenges of delivering robust wireless coverage for video, internet, and smart home applications, Swisscom’s designers turned to Ethertronics advanced antenna solutions to maximize the radio link performance of its new WLAN-Box access point. By leveraging Ethertronics’ expertise in advanced antenna designs, systems-level optimization, and robust testing methodology, Swisscom was able to deliver the freedom and flexibility of wireless video transmission with full 4K-HD support.

“The continued rollout by leading service providers of wireless 4K-HD TV services and advanced consumer applications is driving the need to maximize both Wi-Fi capacity and coverage throughout the home,” said Vahid Manian, Chief Operating Officer, Ethertronics. “By working closely to understand the challenges of industry leading Operators such as Swisscom, we help to maximize Wi-Fi performance and coverage in challenging building environments while enabling deployment of innovative wireless services and increasing customer satisfaction.”

“The new WLAN-Box access point is a cornerstone of our home network strategy to provide the best in class WLAN experience trough every corner of our customers’ homes,” said Marcel Burgherr, Head of Gateways, Phones, and other Devices at Swisscom. “With the WLAN-Box and the incorporated advanced antenna solutions from Ethertronics, we solve customer home networking issues and deliver advanced broadband and digital TV services wirelessly with highest performance to our customers.”

Availability

The WLAN-box is available now for all Swisscom customers with an Internet-Box 2 gateway.

 

Visit Ethertronics at CES 2018

Ethertronics will be exhibiting its latest antenna system solutions, including its breakthrough Active Steering™ Technology, CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January 9-12.  For more information or to arrange a meeting, please contact info@ethertronics.com.

 

About Ethertronics

Ethertronics is a global leader and innovator in ultra-high performance smart antenna system solutions for wireless communications. Ethertronics Active Steering Antenna technology provides performance enhancements for throughput, range, efficiency and reliability across a range of applications, from mobile phones to Wi-Fi and the Internet of Things. Ethertronics has shipped over 1.7 billion antenna systems that are being used by leading wireless handset and device manufacturers worldwide. For more information, visit www.ethertronics.com.

 

About Swisscom

Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecoms company and one of its leading IT companies, is headquartered in Ittigen, close to the capital city Berne. Swisscom’s international activities are concentrated mainly in Italy, where its subsidiary Fastweb is one of the biggest broadband providers. More than 20,000 employees generated sales of CHF 8.6 billion to the end of the 3rd Quarter 2017. Swisscom is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe.

 

Active Steering™ is a trademark of Ethertronics, Inc.

 

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