Edgewater Wireless Provides Corporate and Strategic Update
Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (TSXV: YFI) (OTC: KPIFF), the industry leader in Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing technology for residential and enterprise markets, is pleased to provide an update on ongoing corporate activities for 2022.
"We are pleased with our continued progress with a major Tier-1 Service Provider, which remains on track with the Company's 2022 Strategic Plan," Said Andrew Skafel, President and CEO of Edgewater Wireless. "As well, recent industry developments have strengthened our position within the upcoming WiFi7 standard, the next step-change in Wi-Fi, bolstering our competitive position for the next wave of Wi-Fi."
Spectrum Slicing Commercialization Progress
Edgewater's large-scale Proof of Concept (PoC) with a major Tier-1 Service Provider, which demonstrated that 75% of today's homes could see a 7 to 18 times throughput benefit with Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing, energized Edgewater's efforts to drive Spectrum Slicing technology into the global residential Wi-Fi market. The Company's successful Pilot, where real-world test results on its 'beta' silicon mirrored the PoC results, delivered a 50% improvement to latency, driving deeper technical discussions on the benefits of Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing in the home with additional high-level industry players. With COVID restrictions easing worldwide, in-person engagements have resumed and have progressed to business discussions on implementation, scale and unit costs.
Product Expansion Initiatives
Insights gained working hand-in-hand with this major Tier-1, and as part of the CableLabs family, have provided a deeper understanding of the technical and business challenges in the broader residential Wi-Fi market. Ongoing discussions and key learnings with the Tier-1, CableLabs and other market players are driving design revisions for Edgewater's next-generation Spectrum Slicing silicon solutions, honing the Company's focus, and driving innovations. Understanding the limitations of the traditional, single-link Wi-Fi approach in most homes gives Edgewater a distinct competitive advantage. The Company is broadening its customer funnel to include select vendors and OEMs for its next-generation silicon solutions. Edgewater is establishing a framework to have its products in gateways, mesh nodes, Access Points and force-multiplying Wi-Fi software solutions already in the market today.
Global Wi-Fi Industry Dynamics
Edgewater's progress with the major Tier-1, and select industry players, has been bolstered by the recent developments in the global Wi-Fi industry as it evolves to embrace multi-channel architecture. In a significant Wi-Fi market disruption, a major vendor unexpectedly abandoned its WiFi6E market push and instead has accelerated shipments of their pre-WiFi7 silicon. Consequently, the global focus has quickly turned to WiFi7 and its flagship feature, MLO, or Multi-Link Operation - an embrace of multi-channel architecture and an acknowledgement of the limited, real-world benefits of WiFi6. With MLO, the more links available, the more enhanced the feature becomes. Edgewater Spectrum Slicing increases the available links within the Wi-Fi spectrum by 8X or more. The Company's Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing silicon solutions are:
Legacy, single-channel architectures are limited to a single link per band, while Edgewater's advanced signal processing techniques allow multiple links per band. Remarkably, other than the MLO feature, the WiFi7 proposed/pre-standard includes limited feature improvements to the largest segment of the Wi-Fi market - devices which use 2.4 and 5GHz - and is almost exclusively focused on the 'new' 6GHz frequency band. Concentrating on the 6GHz band abandons most Wi-Fi devices - 2.4 and 5GHz - in favour of new devices. It creates a significant opportunity for Spectrum Slicing, which is proven to deliver groundbreaking performance for today's and tomorrow's devices.
Since our inception, Edgewater has been the leader in the available link (channel), density by features like MLO, Dual Channel Wi-Fi and more. The Company continues to strengthen its patent portfolio as advanced interference mitigation requirements grow to create potential licensing and technology transfer opportunities. Edgewater has established a solid technical foundation and is evaluating various funding options to meet its growth requirements while minimizing dilution, including exploring multiple government funding programs.
For more information on Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing and upcoming WiFi7 features like MLO, please visit www.edgewaterwireless.com/FAQ
About Edgewater Wireless
We make Wi-Fi. Better.
Edgewater Wireless (www.edgewaterwireless.com) is the industry leader in innovative Spectrum Slicing technology for residential and commercial markets. We develop advanced Wi-Fi silicon solutions, Access Points, and IP licensing designed to meet service providers' and their customers' high-density and high quality-of-service needs. With over 26 granted patents, Edgewater's Multi-Channel, Single Radio (MCSR) technology revolutionizes Wi-Fi, delivering next-generation Wi-Fi today.
Edgewater's physical layer Spectrum Slicing allows a frequency band to be divided, or sliced, to enable more radios to operate in a given area. Think of Spectrum Slicing like moving from a single-lane road to a multi-lane highway - regardless of Wi-Fi technology. The recently completed Proof of Concept (PoC) with a major Tier 1 Service Provider showed 7 to 18 times performance gains in 75% of homes surveyed. Interestingly, homes with the most devices saw the most significant improvements.
For more information, visit www.edgewaterwireless.com.
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