|[January 31, 2013]
Swisscom Deploys Magic-Box, the World's First Carrier Grade Concurrent Dual-Band Access Point Featuring Quantenna's 4x4 WLAN Solution
FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Quantenna Communications, Inc., the leader in ultrareliable Wi-Fi video
networking for whole-home entertainment, announced today that Swisscom (News - Alert)
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
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 (News - Alert) 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 Swiscom.
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 Telef�nica (News - Alert) 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
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