The proliferation of WiFi mesh networks—and multiple access points in the home—drives the need for better in-home network management. Communications Services Providers (CSPs) are considering new technologies that offer more sophisticated tools for managing networks, as well as the ability to efficiently roll out new services.
Some CSPs may be trying to decide between EasyMesh and OpenSync, two frameworks that help manage WiFi networks while providing interoperability. These two technologies have some crossover when it comes to WiFi layer management. But they solve completely different problems—and offer different benefits for CSPs.
Compared to OpenSync, EasyMesh has limited features for WiFi management. Additionally, EasyMesh lacks a variety of other functionalities that OpenSync offers for the delivery of cloud-managed home network services.
This paper explores the differences between the two approaches, as well as the advantages of OpenSync for CSPs.