The Nokia Beacon 1.1 is a WiFi 5 compatible device. It can create a mesh WiFi network when multiple Beacons are used that Nokia says is self-healing and self-optimising.
Uniti Group chief consumer & small business Kurt Magner said, "As the digital revolution enters our living rooms, kitchens and offices, so must our Wi-Fi networks. Nokia's WiFi solution ensures uninterrupted connectivity and high speeds into every corner of our subscribers' homes, transforming them into true digital homes. We are thrilled to be the first service provider to offer a Nokia WiFi Beacon solution in the country."
Nokia managing director of Australia and New Zealand Anna Wills said, "Service providers often have no visibility of poor in-home network issues. A sub-standard Wi-Fi experience inside the home negates the benefits of excellent broadband service promised by providers and is increasingly the leading cause of consumer complaints. Consumers who are seeking uniform in-home coverage with no disruptions. The Nokia solution, which is a combination of local and cloud-based Wi-Fi optimisation, helps achieve the best overall Wi-Fi performance for residential customers."
This first appeared in the subscription newsletter CommsWire on 15 September 2021.