Nokia to acquire software company Unium
Nokia announced plans to acquire Unium, a U.S.-based software company that specializes in solving complex wireless networking problems for use in mission-critical and residential Wi-Fi applications. Unium's software and intelligent mesh wireless technology complements and strengthens Nokia's end-to-end, whole-home Wi-Fi solution and supports Nokia's strategic objective of solving Wi-Fi problems in the home. Unium will bring Nokia field-proven, carrier-grade mesh technology that helps maximize in-home wireless networking speeds and ensures quality of experience across the entire home. Its underlying technology is already tested and used in a number of applications where high availability, performance and resilience is a must. Unium's software offers intelligent mesh, band steering, fast roaming and a choice of Wi-Fi or Ethernet backhaul. It measures wireless performance in real time, and dynamically adjusts the network to improve the user's coverage and capacity. Unium's Wi-Fi software learns the specific capabilities and performance of each device so it can optimize each connection and provide a tailored customer experience. The intelligent mesh network enables gigabit-plus capacity throughout the home.