09/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/14/2021 18:12
Nokia and UnitiGroup Retailers make ubiquitous Wi-Fi a reality for Australian homes
15 September 2021
Sydney, Australia - Nokia and UnitiGroup'sRetail brandsincludingFuzeNet, HarbourISPand UnitiBroadband, haveannounced thefirst commercial launch inAustralia of Nokia'sWiFi Beacon. Utilizingmeshtechnology, Nokia's Beacon 1.1 solution willallowFuzenet and HarbourISPto provideresidentialcustomerswithsuperfast and reliable Wi-Fi coveragethroughoutthe home.
Kurt Magner, Chief, Consumer & Small Business at Uniti Group, said: 'As the digital revolution enters our living rooms, kitchens and offices, so must our Wi-Fi networks. Nokia's WiFi solution ensures uninterrupted connectivity and high speeds into every corner of our subscribers' homes, transforming them into true digital homes. We are thrilled to be the first service provider to offer a Nokia WiFi Beacon solution in the country.'
Anna Wills, ManagingDirector of Australia and New Zealand at Nokia, said: 'Service providers often have no visibility of poor in-home network issues. A sub-standard Wi-Fi experience inside the home negates the benefits of excellent broadband service promised by providers and is increasingly the leading cause of consumer complaints. Consumers who are seeking uniform in-home coverage with no disruptions. The Nokia solution, which is a combination of local and cloud-based Wi-Fi optimization, helps achieve the best overall Wi-Fi performance for residential customers.'
Notes to editors:
Nokia second generation WiFi Beacons, Beacon 1.1 (Wi-Fi 5); Beacon 2 and Beacon 6 (Wi-Fi 6) use algorithms to detect and mitigate potential issues in the home in real-time. The Beacons always select the strongest Wi-Fi channel, and ensure that client devices are connected in the best possible way to maximize the end-users' broadband experience. The Wi-Fi network can be seamlessly extended by adding Beacons to avoid any dead spots in the house. A mobile app brings ease of installation and management to the end-user. The Nokia WiFi Cloud Controller gives helpdesk agents a real-time holistic view on the in-home network to solve any customer query quickly and efficiently. The Cloud Controller also gives the network operations team a proactive tool to fully optimize the Wi-Fi parameters for the best performance.
Nokia WiFi Mesh Middleware is the foundation of its Beacon 1.1 solution. The mesh creates a seamless Wi-Fi network throughout the home, self-optimizing and instantly self-healing when it detects any problems to guarantee the best Wi-Fi performance.
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