No added hardware, works with all software – as fiber, 5G, G.fast, and DOCSIS 3.1 drive speeds to a gigabit, managed Wi-Fi is essential
October 1, 2019 — Redwood City CA — Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc. (ASSIA®) the market-leading supplier of AI-driven broadband and Wi-Fi optimization software announced the Commande initiative. ASSIA Commande enables service providers’ Wi-Fi management solutions to work with any Wi-Fi routers and any middleware solutions and to interoperate, scale, and evolve with technology and standards. Commande specifically addresses Wi-Fi management, leveraging ASSIA’s global expertise and understanding of over 125 million access connections including Wi-Fi.
“No one should accept second-rate Wi-Fi. Since 2010, ASSIA has helped carriers bring robust Wi-Fi to consumers globally,” said John Cioffi, ASSIA CEO and Chairman. “We believe no other Wi-Fi management product works with as many different routers, middleware solutions, and gateways. We’ve tested over 100 in our labs, including Askey, Arcadyan, CommScope, Hitron, Mitrastar, Sagemcom, Sercomm, and Technicolor.”
While many Wi-Fi management solutions require the carrier to buy new Wi-Fi routers, with ASSIA Commande carriers can improve customers’ experience without the expense of replacing the equipment in nearly every home. Commande focuses the variety of systems, devices, and links that deliver home internet and Wi-Fi service, assuring interoperability with the diverse choices of middleware, software virtualization systems, customer-premises gateways, application devices, and network terminals—regardless of vendor. Commande supports fiber, DSL, cable, and even 4G and 5G fixed wireless. It is ready to deploy across all the technologies in a carrier’s network.
Commitment to Interoperability and Standards
Wi-Fi management has become a defining factor for the delivery of internet-access services, but the industry has been fragmented by various middleware approaches that are not specifically designed to focus on Wi-Fi management. The market has seen the announcement of a variety of proprietary Wi-Fi solutions, which are difficult to deploy and scale, and lack smooth interoperability, because they are aligned with specific middleware technology and/or customer-premises products. Service providers can find themselves locked-in by these suboptimal approaches. This lock-in risk increases as service providers attempt to evolve, innovate, and incorporate emerging standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and Mesh, and this is where ASSIA’s Commande initiative enters to assist these service providers avoid this lock-in for Wi-Fi management.
As part of the Commande initiative, ASSIA commits to continue to participate in and support the standards that help service providers deploy an infrastructure that interoperates, scales, evolves, and incorporates best-in-class value-add services. ASSIA is an active member and contributor to standards bodies and has been since its inception. ASSIA contributes to the Wi-Fi Alliance, Broadband Forum, NICC, ITU-T, ETSI Network Functions Virtualization Industry Specification Group, and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).
Commande Initiative Components
The components of the Commande Initiative include ASSIA’s:
- Broadband-to-the-Device solutions that currently support wireline, Wi-Fi, and mobile broadband
- Expertise and IP using AI and Machine Learning to optimize resource management (including ASSIA’s Ergodic Spectrum Management) and customer quality of experience
- Cloud-based Diagnostics capabilities that streamline customer care through AI-based service recommendations to call center agents and field technicians
- Intellectual Property license for ASSIA’s Wi-Fi innovations and management
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