AirTies Buys Technicolor’s WiFi Software Business

Technicolor has sold its WiFi management software business to AirTies for an undisclosed sum, the two technology vendors have announced.

Istanbul, Turkey-based AirTies will assume control of Wireless Doctor, Technicolor’s suite of WiFi management applications for home and business, its sales contacts, as well as the 30-person team behind the product.

AirTies and the Paris-headquartered Technicolor, one of the larger suppliers of WiFi gateways to the global operator community, will stay in business together, jointly looking for ways to develop and sell WiFi management solutions.

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Wireless Doctor is a suite of cloud-based performance management software, embedded decision logic, and apps used by service providers to support field technicians, network engineers, customer care agents, marketing personnel and data analysts to improve the in-home WiFi experience of their subscribers.

The acquisition will be used to bolster AirTies Remote Manager, a cloud-based optimization suite that provides real-time visibility and historical performance analysis to better manage consumer WiFi.

“One of the most critical issues facing service providers today is the lack of visibility and control over their subscribers' in-home WiFi experience,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies. “We have been tremendously impressed by Technicolor’s software, intellectual property and personnel, and look forward to strengthening our position as the leader in Smart WiFi solutions for service providers. We are also extremely excited to partner with Technicolor on ways to leverage our Smart WiFi software."

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