Tuesday February 12, 2019

Amazon Acquires Home Mesh WiFi System Manufacturer Eero

Amazon has announced that it has acquired Eero, a manufacturer of simple-to-setup home mesh WiFi systems. This move is thought to give Amazon access to data about its customer's home appliances, devices and networks similar to how Google collects data from its Google Home and Nest products. Amazon could keep Eero independent like its Ring subsidiary or it could incorporate the tech into its Echo lineup. Amazon wants its customers to have reliable WiFi connections for more Amazon device purchases.

"From the beginning, eero's mission has been to make the technology in homes just work," said Nick Weaver, Co-Founder and CEO of eero. "We started with WiFi because it's the foundation of the modern home. Every customer deserves reliable and secure WiFi in every room. By joining the Amazon family, we're excited to learn from and work closely with a team that is defining the future of the home, accelerate our mission, and bring eero systems to more customers around the globe."