Airgain to provide Wi-Fi 6 embedded antenna system for NA Tier One operator

June 29, 2020
Airgain has has been chosen to provide embedded antenna technology for a major North American Tier One operator’s first product launch of a Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) enabled dual-band gateway.

Airgain, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRG) today announced it has been chosen to provide embedded antenna technology for a major North American tier one operator’s first product launch of a Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) enabled dual-band gateway.

According to Airgain, production orders were shipped in Q2-2020 for the multi-gigabit wireless gateway and the company expects shipments to ramp to full production run rate by Q4-2020. The company says the next-generation gateway utilizes an advanced and highly customized embedded antenna platform, supporting dual-band 4x4 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi 6 enabled radios, plus support for Bluetooth and Zigbee.

Airgain says that its embedded antenna platform outperformed competing solutions in terms of optimized throughput and coverage performance, enabling carrier grade in-home connectivity. The wireless system design allows the flagship Wi-Fi 6 gateway to achieve a higher level of performance, delivering multi-gigabit speeds for a more robust and seamless experience to the Tier One operator’s subscriber base.

“We are delighted to have been awarded this flagship program, a testament to our leadership in the carrier grade Wi-Fi space that is presently under an accelerated refresh cycle from Wi-Fi 5 to Wi-Fi 6,” said Bill Swafford, Airgain’s Vice President of Sales, North America. “We believe this program win signifies the confidence that both the tier one operator and their selected OEM have in Airgain’s ability to consistently enable the optimal carrier grade Wi-Fi performance for in-home smart devices."

Swafford added, "This program is significant for Airgain in terms of volume, with annual demands projected to reach a run rate of up to two million devices per year by the end of 2020, each with seven Airgain antennas. We are proud of the innovation that went into this Wi-Fi 6 design and look forward to growing our relationships with both the tier one operator and the carrier.”

Airgain is a global provider of advanced antenna technologies used to enable high performance wireless networking across a broad range of devices and markets, including consumer, enterprise, and automotive. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California, and maintains design and test centers in the U.S., U.K., and China. For more information, visit www.airgain.com.

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