The addition of application-level innovations to Edgewater’s patent portfolio effectively ‘ring-fences’ its leadership in multi-link Wi-Fi, not only within WiFi7 but into the future

April 25, 2023 – Ottawa, Canada – 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 announce the submission of a new patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office titled: “Method and Apparatus for In-band Multi-channel Determination and Utilization“.  The new patent application further solidifies Edgewater’s leadership position in multi-link Wi-Fi and wireless innovation, which is essential in delivering a higher quality of service and lower latency for all modern and legacy wireless devices.

“This new patent application is the culmination of many years of customer-driven, extensive real-world research and development, which has given us enormous insights into the challenges faced by Wi-Fi networks,” said Eric Smith, VP of Product for Edgewater Wireless. “By adding application-level innovations to our patent portfolio, we are effectively ring-fencing our leadership in multi-link Wi-Fi, not only within the WiFi7 standard but far into the future.”

WiFi7, or the latest iteration of the global Wi-Fi standard, promises lower latency and higher throughputs.  More importantly, it is the first Wi-Fi standard to embrace multi-channel/link architecture with its marquee feature, Multi-Link Operation (MLO).  A strong endorsement of the power of multi-channel/link architecture, MLO enables simultaneous access across multiple bands — building on innovations like Dual Channel Wi-Fi™, our co-innovation with CableLabs.  The basic principle is simple; using more channels can reduce latency and improve performance.

Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing enables more in-band channels than all legacy Wi-Fi architectures up to and including WiFi7. Backed by 26 granted patents, Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing creates a robust, future-proof platform for features like MLO, Dual-Channel Wi-Fi which require more physical capacity than legacy single-channel Wi-Fi offers.

“The new patent application highlights our core belief in customer-focused innovation as the path to unlocking shareholder value,” said Andrew Skafel, President and CEO.  “As an innovator and disruptor in the Wi-Fi and wireless spaces, we’re thrilled about these new innovations, which further enhance the benefits of multi-channel/link Wi-Fi in the home and enterprise markets.  With over 20 billion Wi-Fi devices shipped today and a robust future forecasted, managing congestion and interference are paramount to delivering the best real-world performance possible. Spectrum Slicing delivers.”

For further information on the benefits of Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing, watch our webinar “Unlocking real-world performance in Home Wi-Fi” with Liberty Global.

About Edgewater Wireless

We make Wi-Fi. Better.

Edgewater Wireless ( 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 the high-density and high quality-of-service needs of service providers and their customers. With 26 granted patents, Edgewater’s Spectrum Slicing 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 greatest improvements.  

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