Amazon is buying popular mesh Wi-Fi company Eero

Galtero Lara
Febrero 12, 2019

The company announced it is acquiring mesh router company Eero for an undisclosed amount. The deal is expected to be completed sometime in the first half of this year.

"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. Eero, which was founded in 2014, has raised $90 million in funding, according to Crunchbase.

"We are incredibly impressed with the Eero team and how quickly they invented a Wi-Fi solution that makes connected devices just work", Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices and Services, said in a statement. Smart home systems are notoriously complex to set up, and the interplay of devices can put a lot of strain on home WiFi systems.

Eero routers are relatively affordable and can extend reliable Wi-Fi throughout a home.

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Amazon's acquisition of Eero will only make the company even stronger in the smart home world.

Today's press release notes that the eero team will be "joining the Amazon family" and "bring eero systems to more customers around the globe". The most notable is Ring, the smart doorbell maker that Amazon acquired previous year. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

The Eero acquisition is also a defensive move for Amazon: The best-selling whole home / mesh Wifi router system on Amazon's online store is now being built by Google, one of the company's fiercest competitors. The company recently expanded Key by Amazon, the program that lets delivery drives slip items inside homes or garages via smart locks.

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