Will accelerate the integration of its Wi-Fi and cellular technologies
Ericsson has entered into an agreement to acquire Canadian Wi-Fi company BelAir Networks to improve the mobile broadband experience by managing the co-existence of mobile technologies and Wi-Fi.
The acquisition will enable Ericsson to gain carrier grade Wi-Fi portfolio, technological expertise, IPR, and established customer contracts and relationships.
The combination of Ericsson’s mobile infrastructure technology and BelAir Networks’ carrier grade Wi-Fi equipment will accelerate the integration of its Wi-Fi and cellular technologies.
The BelAir Networks’ indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi systems enable service providers to build scalable, high performance Wi-Fi networks.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said by integrating BelAir Networks’ products into Ericsson’s existing radio portfolio, Ericsson will be able to lead the growing converged Wi-Fi and cellular market.