Sunday, November 6, 2011

Telefónica Invests in Quantenna for "Full-11n" 5GHz chipsets

Telefónica has made a strategic investment in Quantenna Communications, a start-up based in Fremont, California that specializes in "ultra-reliable" Wi-Fi networking for whole home entertainment. The partnership gives Telefónica access to the latest Quantenna technology for the deployment of high performance video services to the home. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Quantenna's family of "Full-11n" 5GHz chipsets uses the company's cost-optimized, third-generation 4x4 MIMO technology to deliver up to 600 Mbps of bandwidth inside the home. The chipsets enable manufacturers to build products for delivering IPTV and other video streaming and data distribution services throughout the home over an ultra-reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi connection.

“Investing in up-and-coming technology companies is a core part of the Telefónica Digital strategy as we look to build our capabilities in order to succeed in the digital space,�? said Matthew Key, Chairman & CEO, Telefónica Digital. “Quantenna's technology will be a core component of our growth strategy for IPTV deployments in Europe and Latin America.�?