Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has announced “Mesh Networking Platform” that allows original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and broadband carriers to deliver next-generation “connected” home experiences. Devices based on this platform will be designed to deliver robust and consistent connectivity to “smart” home devices as well as feature voice control capabilities, centralised management, and security. “With our new Qualcomm ‘Mesh Networking Platform’, we are building upon that foundation to accelerate the next generation of mesh systems to further enhance connected services at home,” said Gopi Sirineni, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
A mesh network is a network topology in which each node relays data for the network. All mesh nodes cooperate in the distribution of data in the network. It can be applied to both wired and wireless networks.
The Qualcomm platform includes Wi-Fi self-organising (SON) feature suite, integrated voice capabilities, IoT connectivity feature suite and backhaul flexibility. “New capabilities like voice assistance and IoT radio integration will not only transform consumer experiences at home but, along with carrier-grade feature enhancements, make it easier for our customers to adopt and deploy mesh systems aligned to how people want their networks to perform,” added Sirineni.