//Thread Group is finally fixing Thread border routers

Thread Group is finally fixing Thread border routers

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Thread Group is finally fixing one of the biggest problems facing the adoption of the Matter smart home standard. Soon, when you have, say, a Google Nest Hub, an Apple TV, and an Eero Wi-Fi router, instead of each creating its own proprietary Thread network and messing up the communication between all of your Thread devices, they should all join together to form a big happy, meshy Thread network.

Thread is one of the two main wireless protocols that Matter works over. It’s a dedicated smart home wireless protocol designed to create a mesh network that reduces latency, eliminates points of failure, and improves battery life in smart home devices like sensors, locks, and lights.

Thread Group’s plan to fix the multi-network problem is…

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