SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - November 15, 2016) - Airgain, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRG), a leading provider of embedded antenna technologies used to enable high performance wireless networking, announced today that it has been selected by telecommunications provider Swisscom to provide high performance antenna technology for its next generation dual-band DSL and Fibre gateway, the Swisscom Internet-Box 2. The new gateway will incorporate advanced IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi support, delivering gigabit speeds to enable whole home coverage and increased service assurance to ensure a smoother subscriber experience.
The Internet-Box 2 wireless performance outperforms legacy and competing devices, providing optimized connected home 802.11ac wave 2 wireless communications for Swisscom's customers. The Internet-Box 2 will utilize an advanced embedded antenna solution supporting dual band 3x3 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, 4x4 5GHz Wi-Fi, and DECT wireless technologies.
"The advanced wireless capabilities of our Internet-Box 2, with its Wi-Fi optimized tower design, will give our customers a significant upgrade in terms of their in-home Wi-Fi experience. It is supporting the most demanding customer needs like optimized WLAN coverage, high speeds, and streaming Swisscom TV signals wirelessly," said Marcel Burgherr, Head of Gateways from Swisscom. "Expectations were set very high from the start for the Internet-Box 2; achieving a high level of performance for multiple wireless technologies within such a small form factor was technically challenging so we decided to use Airgain's premium antenna solution."
"This exciting technology partnership between Swisscom and Airgain has resulted in best-in-class wireless performance for the Internet-Box 2 that will benefit Swisscom's customers, changing the way they connect wirelessly within the home," said Airgain President and CEO Charles Myers. "We are proud to be aligned with Swisscom's strategy to empower the connected home through high performing wireless solutions."
Airgain has provided localized antenna design, integration, and testing services to the European market since opening its European Design Center in Cambridge, United Kingdom in May 2015.
Morad Sbahi, Airgain's General Manager, EMEA, added: "Swisscom is an innovator in the connected home and the wireless video streaming market. With the Internet-Box 2, we continue to support Swisscom's goal of delivering high performance wireless products by providing custom design and integration services to complement its market-leading broadband network."
Swisscom, Switzerland's leading telecoms company and one of its leading IT companies, is headquartered in Ittigen, close to the capital city Berne. Swisscom's international activities are concentrated mainly in Italy, where its subsidiary Fastweb is one of the biggest broadband providers. Around 21,200 employees achieve a revenues of CHF 8.64 billion to the end of the 3rd Quarter 2016. Swisscom is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe.
About Airgain, Inc.
Airgain is a leading provider of embedded antenna technologies used to enable high performance wireless networking across a broad range of home, enterprise, and industrial devices. Our innovative antenna systems open up exciting new possibilities in wireless services requiring high speed throughput, broad coverage footprint, and carrier grade quality. Our antennas are found in devices deployed in carrier, enterprise, and residential wireless networks and systems, including set-top boxes, access points, routers, gateways, media adapters, digital televisions, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Airgain partners with and supplies the largest blue chip brands in the world, including original equipment and design manufacturers, chipset makers, and global operators. Airgain is headquartered in San Diego, California, and maintains design and test centers in San Diego, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Taipei, Taiwan, and Suzhou, China. For more information, visit airgain.com.
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Airgain cautions you that statements in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the company's current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding our antennas providing best-in-class wireless performance for the Internet Box-2. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Airgain that any of our plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to the risk and uncertainties inherent in our business, including, without limitation: risks associated with the box's performance not matching prior test results; and other risks described in our prior press releases and in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the heading "Risk Factors" in our final prospectus. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, which is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.