Huawei has bolstered its enterprise Wi-Fi portfolio through a new partnership, as Wi-Fi provider Fon attempts to woo operator and business customers by debuting a sub-brand.
The deal will see Huawei integrating its Wi-Fi access points with Ekahau’s site survey products, which allow network managers to design, optimise and troubleshoot Wi-Fi networks.
The integration aims to provide Huawei hardware customers with a better experience when planning their networks using Ekahau products, including the Site Survey and 3D Planner software tool and Sidekick, an all-in-one measurement device for Wi-Fi networks.
The integrated solution will be available by the end of this year.
“We hope that our solutions can be perfectly complementary to each other and form a joint force to better meet users' requirements," said Li Xing, Director of WLAN Products of Huawei’s Switch & Enterprise Gateway Product Line.
This week also saw Wi-Fi aggregation specialist Fon launch the new Fontech brand.
The brand will offer software designed to make Wi-Fi management more “smart and simple” for operators and enterprises.
Fon CEO Alex Puregger said: “We are launching Fontech to accelerate the deployment of carrier-grade WiFi on a global scale by developing a cutting-edge portfolio of Wi-Fi solutions.”
Fon is the world's largest Wi-Fi sharing network, managing 21 million hotspots worldwide. Its operator customers include BT, Deutsche Telekom, KPN, SFR and Proximus.