O2 Selects SoftAtHome’s Wifi’ON Product in the Czech Republic to Offer Wi-Fi 6 for Optimum Networking Around the Home
PARIS, France – October 13th, 2021 – SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, is powering the new O2 Smart Box launched by the Czech operator in May. O2 has chosen to rely again on SoftAtHome’s Digital Home expertise after the previous O2 Smart Box in 2017 and the Wireless Smart Booster in 2019.
The new O2 Smart Box combines the features of a powerful gateway with guaranteed QoS, a Wi-Fi router, and a smart home hub. Its design is customisable by the owner, thanks to design prints on its sides and a selection of front display clock faces.
Moreover, SoftAtHome has integrated Wi-Fi 6 technology into the new O2 Smart Box, enabling clients to enjoy Wi-Fi and TV everywhere in their homes without saturating the network. SoftAtHome’s Wifi’ON provides an intelligent Wi-Fi network and improves in-home connectivity through better Wi-Fi coverage, better channel selection, increased performance through smart Wi-Fi steering and Wi-Fi 6 delivery, even in densely populated areas.
Thanks to Wifi’ON, the O2 Smart Box Wi-Fi scans for devices in the home and continuously optimises the wireless signal and coverage depending on prevailing conditions. Thus, the new O2 Smart Box can connect up to 10 times as many devices while improving their power efficiency. Wi-Fi 6 provides 160MHz capabilities, twice the frequency band used with Wi-Fi 5. It complements the Smart Home IoT features delivered by Things’ON.”
After the success of the first generation of O2 Smart Boxes, we were driven by the desire to deliver the best Home experience to our customers. Primary targets were the improvement of better and faster Wi-Fi and new design with the possibility of visual individualisation by the user. The new O2 Smart Box is an entirely new device which combines the best of previous versions with new components, functions and tools,” explained Roman Bacík, Director of product and innovation at O2 Czech Republic.
“Wi-Fi 6 standard with Smart Wi-Fi functions by SoftAtHome enabling it to monitor dozens of parameters in real-time, including amounts of traffic in individual frequency bands, possible interference by other devices, signal strength and quality, and reception on connected devices”, said Miloslav Mikulčík, O2 Smart Box Development and Portfolio Manager. Continues: “SoftAtHome is for me a right partner not only for their technical expertise but also in complex project management disciplines.”
“It is a great honour and pride for SoftAtHome to have partnered with O2 since 2017,” adds David Viret-Lange, CEO of SoftAtHome”. “Our main objectives with this new generation of Smart Box were to provide Wi-Fi 6 features for a smarter and faster Wi-Fi at home in addition to all Smart Home services. We are convinced that the Czech subscribers will find this new O2 Box even smarter than the first generation”.
SoftAtHome is an independent software provider with six different solutions for broadband (Connect’ON), Wi-Fi (Wifi’ON), Security (Secure’ON), Smart Home (Things’ON), video (Watch’ON), analytics and QoE monitoring (Eyes’ON). The company’s products are deployed by Telecom and Broadcast operators in over 25 million home networks and millions of mobile devices. The company, owned by operators, has more than 300 employees, mainly software engineers committed to open-source communities such as prpl or RDK. SoftAtHome’s hybrid products uniquely leverage the best from Cloud-based software components and software embedded in multiple mobile and fixed devices. For more information visit: www.softathome.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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