Collaboration is the Key to Deploying Advanced Wi-Fi Solutions for Communication Service Providers Around the World

18 September 2017


James Chen, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Quantenna Communications

As Wi-Fi technology continues to advance, opportunities are being created for network operators to offer new services and improved functionality to meet growing demands for high-quality wireless services in the home. Technicolor and Quantenna Communications are working closely to provide communication service providers (CSPs) with the products they need.

Today, home Wi-Fi networks are tasked with supporting multiple smart phones, tablets, and Internet TV devices – in some cases more than a dozen – and that number is expected to increase. These devices are being used to stream video and live broadcasts, watch traditional TV, play online games, communicate via social media, browse the Web, and access email and other applications.

Read full article


James Chen, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Quantenna Communications

As Wi-Fi technology continues to advance, opportunities are being created for network operators to offer new services and improved functionality to meet growing demands for high-quality wireless services in the home. Technicolor and Quantenna Communications are working closely to provide communication service providers (CSPs) with the products they need.

Today, home Wi-Fi networks are tasked with supporting multiple smart phones, tablets, and Internet TV devices – in some cases more than a dozen – and that number is expected to increase. These devices are being used to stream video and live broadcasts, watch traditional TV, play online games, communicate via social media, browse the Web, and access email and other applications.

The ever-increasing load is taxing wireless home networks largely because of the inherent nature of Wi-Fi: it’s a shared medium. Client devices operating simultaneously on the same gateway, over the same Wi-Fi, have to compete for so-called “air time” to access the Internet resources through connected home gateways.

Not only are more devices connecting to the home Wi-Fi, new applications and services are emerging that require more than just basic connectivity, coverage, or even higher speeds. For instance, smart devices, like Amazon Echo, Google Home and the newly announced Apple HomePod, all connect to home Wi-Fi gateways and operate by voice, which is highly sensitive to latency.

James Chen

James Chen, Quantenna

Quantenna has been behind a number of industry breakthroughs, including the development of 8×8 802.11ac and 4×4 802.11ac solutions that deliver multiple gigabit per second throughput. The latter chipset is being used in Technicolor’s CGA4231 cable gateway to enable multiple client-devices to access network resources over Wi-Fi simultaneously. The technology can also support multiple HD TV channels over the 5 GHz radio, and guarantees uninterrupted transmission of data services over IEEE 802.11n using the 2.4 GHz band.

Technicolor is one of Quantenna’s largest customers and partners. The companies are working jointly to deploy solutions that allow service providers to ensure subscribers have access to the air time and speed needed to accommodate all of the client devices in the home. This is the key to ensuring that consumers have access to the full array of content and services they want to enjoy whenever they want to enjoy them.

Editor’s Note: Discover more Wi-Fi solutions from Quantenna’s James Chen by listening to the podcast above.

Show less