Telefónica to Improve Home Networks With Wi-Fi Investment
As network operators roll out fiber services capable of delivering speeds up to 100M bps (bits per second) to a growing number of homes, there is a looming bottleneck because of the limited capabilities of current wireless technologies, according to Telef
Quantenna was founded in 2006, and is based in Fremont, California. The linchpin in its Wi-Fi architecture is MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output), which uses multiple antennas to send and receive data. Quantenna uses a 4x4 configuration to achieve real-world speeds at about 300M bps (bits per second), it said.
Quantenna also uses beamforming and mesh networking to improve network reliability. Beamforming controls how each data stream travels, and using mesh networking the signal can be extended to hard-to-reach locations in a home.
The investment in Quantenna was made by Telef