Amazon bets on mesh Wi-Fi for smart home push

With smart homes seen as a big growth opportunity, tech behemoths are focusing on networking hardware that would ensure optimal distribution of Wi-Fi signals in people’s homes. Routers that can help eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots are deemed critical if one is to push a connected device ecosystem.

A Wi-Fi router is now not just a device for providing wireless internet connectivity at home, it is also viewed as a gateway to control all the connected home appliances. For Google and Amazon, offering their own brand Wi-Fi routers appears to have become a key…