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Arris adopts EasyMesh as WiFi Alliance pushes multi-AP standards

Adoption of the newly released multi-AP EasyMesh standard will be a key theme in the WiFi industry in 2018 and beyond. A significant step was made this week as US equipment powerhouse Arris announced support for the specs, developed by the WiFi Alliance to encourage interoperability between multi-access point hardware and software from different vendors. Arris will submit products from its HomeAssure whole-home WiFi portfolio to gain the Alliance’s WiFi Certified EasyMesh badge. However, EasyMesh is considered to be a few years behind proprietary mesh architectures from the likes of AirTies and Comcast, whose technologies cannot interoperate, giving customers that age-old choice between openness and the best performance. If the standard gains momentum, it would be likely to be adopted…

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