From the Wires
Swisscom Deploys Magic-Box, the World’s First Carrier Grade Concurrent Dual-Band Access Point Featuring Quantenna’s 4x4 WLAN Solution
By: Business Wire
Jan. 31, 2013 03:30 AM
Quantenna Communications, Inc., the leader in ultrareliable Wi-Fi video networking for whole-home entertainment, announced today that Swisscom started deploying to its broadband customers in Switzerland a new Quantenna based WLAN product: Magic-Box which is a dual concurrent dual band router. The product features Quantenna award winning 4x4 802.11n MIMO technology. It enables reliable wireless streaming of video content throughout the home to multiple TVs as well as to tablets and smart phones.
Swisscom and Quantenna enjoy a longtime development partnership. In 2010, Swisscom was the first service provider to deploy wireless whole-home coverage at very high data rates, which is mandatory for services and applications such as HDTV. The new Magic-Box router is an open access point that interoperates with third party clients such as tablets and smart phones.
“Swisscom has been deploying multiple generations of Quantenna based products which deliver the best carrier grade performance. We are also collaborating in the future with Quantenna to bring to market their next generation products bringing superior performance for unique carrier grade video features. Swisscom is constantly innovating and bringing leading edge technologies to their customer,” said Andreas Martschitsch, head of home network at Swisscom.
Quantenna standard-based 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi products solve today’s home networking challenges, of delivering ultra-reliable, high-speed wireless coverage throughout the whole home. This enables service providers to save millions on deploying multi-room DVR for pay TV services. Only Quantenna has the Wi-Fi video grade performance architecture to deliver a wired like user experience over wireless networks in the most demanding environments.
“We are excited to be bringing carrier grade performance to the open access point that reliably interoperates with clients such as tablets and smart phones” said Dr. Sam Heidari, CEO at Quantenna. “We are pleased to extend the long-term partnership with Swisscom that brought innovative 'world first' carrier grade wireless products to the market. Quantenna solutions are enabling service providers to open their network to consumer devices without sacrificing the quality of their pay-tv video service. Quantenna added features allow the efficient use of the bandwidth while always protecting the quality of the pay video that service providers offer. Our relationship with Swisscom is an exemplary partnership with strong ties and common vision, and we look forward to further this partnership with our 802.11ac chipset”.
About Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Quantenna Communications, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company developing standards-based 802.11n and 802.11ac MIMO chipsets that deliver the highest levels of performance, speed and reliability for wireless networks and devices. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., Quantenna has assembled a management and engineering team with a long track record of start-up success, and is backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia Capital, Venrock, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Rusnano, Swisscom Ventures, Grazia Equity, and Telefónica Digital. Quantenna was recently named to Wall Street Journal’s 2012 list of top 50 start-ups. For additional information, please visit www.quantenna.com.
Quantenna™, the logo, and Full-11n™ are the trademarks of Quantenna Communications and its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. Wi-Fi® is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Any other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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