Intel to buy Rivet Networks to scale PC Wi-Fi business

Intel has agreed to acquire Rivet Networks, a leader in software and cloud-based technologies for networking connectivity, in order to scale PC Wi-Fi business.
Intel for CIOsRivet Networks is a complement to existing Wi-Fi products. Rivet Networks’ products deliver speed, intelligence and control for gamers and performance users. Its products maximize Wi-Fi bandwidth utilization and optimize the wireless network connection on your platform.

In addition, Rivet Networks’ products can also utilize the combination of Ethernet and Wi-Fi to prioritize traffic over both connections.

Its team will join Intel’s Wireless Solutions Group within the Client Computing Group. Rivet Networks’ key products, including its Killer brand, will integrate into Intel’s PC Wi-Fi portfolio, said Chris Walker, corporate vice president and general manager of the Mobile Client Platforms Group at Intel Corporation.

Comcast has reported that Wi-Fi-connected video calls and video conferencing increased over 283 percent.

Charter Communications reports that over 90 percent of the traffic on its ISP network is Wi-Fi-based.

More than 70 percent of mobile data traffic runs on Wi-Fi.

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