Amazon Acquires Mesh WiFi Maker Eero

Amazon today announced that it is acquiring eero, a company known for its mesh Wi-Fi systems.

eero makes a range of easy-to-use and somewhat affordable mesh Wi-Fi systems, designed to extend Wi-Fi signal across a person's entire home, putting an end to areas with weak signal.


There are no details on the purchase price, but Amazon says that it is acquiring eero to "help customers better connect smart home devices."
"We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work," said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services. "We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we're committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers."
Mesh Wi-Fi systems like eero are ideal for smart home setups with many internet connected devices, and the acquisition fits well with Amazon's growing portfolio of smart home products such as Ring.



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27 weeks ago
Next up: a change to eero’s privacy policy that gives Amazon data on all your network traffic

As a long time eero customer, this really really sucks
Rating: 82 Votes
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27 weeks ago
Well I can safely cross this off a list of future network upgrade possibilities. I hope Apple decides to get back into the game when 802.11ax launches in earnest.
Rating: 33 Votes
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27 weeks ago
Another missed opportunity by Apple...
Rating: 26 Votes
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27 weeks ago
Bought into Eero about 10 months ago and it has been rock solid. I hope this doesn't change things negatively. Really don't like that all my internet traffic will now be passing through an Amazon product..
Rating: 10 Votes
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27 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/11/amazon-acquires-mesh-wifi-maker-eero/')


Amazon today announced ('https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190211005750/en/Amazon-Acquire-eero-Customers-Connect-Smart-Home') that it is acquiring eero, a company known for its mesh Wi-Fi systems.

eero makes a range of easy-to-use and somewhat affordable mesh Wi-Fi systems, designed to extend Wi-Fi signal across a person's entire home, putting an end to areas with weak signal.



There are no details on the purchase price, but Amazon says that it is acquiring eero to "help customers better connect smart home devices."Mesh Wi-Fi systems like eero are ideal for smart home setups with many internet connected devices, and the acquisition fits well with Amazon's growing portfolio of smart home products such as Ring.

Article Link: Amazon Acquires Mesh WiFi Maker Eero ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/11/amazon-acquires-mesh-wifi-maker-eero/')

[doublepost=1549923255][/doublepost]Well; ****. I am not looking forward to Amazon ****ing up an otherwise great product. I guess I'll have to start looking at other options again.
Rating: 9 Votes
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27 weeks ago

Next up: a change to eero’s privacy policy that gives Amazon data on all your network traffic

As a long time eero customer, this really really sucks


I agree. This feels almost as bad as when Google bought Nest. Boo.
Rating: 9 Votes
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27 weeks ago

Next up: a change to eero’s privacy policy that gives Amazon data on all your network traffic

As a long time eero customer, this really really sucks


My first thoughts too. I refuse to put Alexa in my house ... but Amazon is going to do whatever it can to get your household into their databases. Frustrating.
Rating: 9 Votes
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27 weeks ago
Prediction: 10% of Eero's current customers will leave due to privacy concerns, and then Amazon will add 1000% new users through sheer marketing dominance.

Me: Happy to continue using my Airport Extreme.
Rating: 8 Votes
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27 weeks ago

This mean privacy goes out the window. Is that correct?


Privacy left the building long ago. This is is just the inevitable expansion of surveillance capitalism.
Rating: 7 Votes
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27 weeks ago

5G has a shorter range than LTE because it’s lower power. That enables smaller, easier to install transmitters, virtually everywhere you look, if you know where to look. This will result in a higher diversity of transmitter locations and more redundancy, resulting in higher reliability.

This is why Apple has divested itself from WiFi. 5G will overtake it. I’m not saying this as a hunch, it’s the actual intended purpose of 5G, by design, to make cellular connectivity ubiquitous from the biggest devices to the most mundane. There’ll be 5G chips in virtually everything that has a CPU. There will be no need for WiFi.

Smaller cities and suburban areas are not going to have reliable 5G coverage for years. For the utopian network you’re talking about you’d need a 5G antenna (and connected back end) on every telephone pole or street light post. I just don’t see it happening outside major metropolitan areas for a long time.
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