Nokia to acquire Unium

Unium's software and intelligent mesh wireless technology complements and strengthens Nokia's end-to-end, home Wi-Fi solution

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Nokia to acquire Unium Nokia and Unium are ready to unlock the full potential of the connected home.
By  Manda Banda Published  February 27, 2018

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.

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