Nokia has said it plans to acquire Unium, a US-based software company that specialises in solving complex wireless networking problems for use in mission-critical and residential Wi-Fi applications.
According to the Finnish vendor, Unium's software and intelligent mesh wireless technology complements and strengthens Nokia's end-to-end, home Wi-Fi solution and supports Nokia's strategic objective of solving Wi-Fi problems in the home.
Nokia and Unium are ready to unlock the full potential of the connected home, creating a residential network that understands the people, devices and applications it serves.
Federico Guillén, president of Nokia's Fixed Networks business group, said: "We look forward to having the Unium team join us. The home networking market is booming and whole-home Wi-Fi is a key enabler for this. Today's Wi-Fi solutions still have serious issues with sticky clients, interference, coverage gaps and capacity issues. With Unium inside, our Nokia Wi-Fi solution will deliver an unmatched user experience, going beyond what standard mesh Wi-Fi solutions deliver today."
Martha Bejar, CEO at Unium added that: "Nokia is a global leader in creating customer-centric solutions and is at the heart of our connected world. The Unium team is excited to join Nokia and drive a unique and innovative customer experience through our intelligent Wi-Fi solution, making every customer-touch better."Unium will bring Nokia field-proven, carrier-grade mesh technology that helps maximise in-home wireless networking speeds and ensures quality of experience across the entire home.