AMSTERDAM – Broadband World Forum – October 20, 2014 - Quantenna Communications, Inc.the leader in ultra-high performance Wi-Fi and SoftAtHome, provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, have partnered together today at Broadband World Forum to deliver the next generation of wireless home networks.
According to Gartner , the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices is expected to reach 26 billion units installed in 2020 representing an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009. Connected devices, including smartphones, tablets and PCs will also continue to rise, reaching about 7.3 billion units by this time. As the number of Wi-Fi devices in the home continues to climb, this puts a drastic increase on the bandwidth needs for the average home, introducing the problem of disturbances between the consumer device and the access point.
To address this challenge, SoftAtHome is bringing greater intelligence to the home network with the SOP7 software platform. Powered by the QSR1000, the industry’s fastest 4x4 802.11ac Wi-Fi chipset from Quantenna, the SOP7 embedded platform offers OEMs greater bandwidth and a better overall quality of experience for their TV and network operator solutions, from set-top boxes, to dongles, NAS and home gateways.
This partnership covers multiple areas of innovation focused on Wi-Fi and home networking, including:
SOP7 by SoftAtHome as the latest embedded software platform now available to OEMs servicing the broadcast, broadband and telecom operator market,
Connectivity between gateway and devices powered by SoftAtHome software, whether set-top boxes, NAS or dongles,
Band steering to ensure optimal performance for all connected devices in the home. By having the access point automatically assigning devices to specific bandwidth channels,
P1905 standard bandwidth management to ensure every medium receives the greatest network intelligence, from Wi-Fi to HPNA and Power Line Communication
Cloud-based Wi-Fi network management allowing powerful real time analytics to optimize the home Wi-Fi network
“We are very pleased to collaborate with Quantenna,” said Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome. “We have the opportunity to prepare the next-generation connected home since higher Wi-Fi bandwidth performance and intelligent home networking are the key elements for service providers to propose the best services to their customers.”
“We are thrilled to be working with SoftAtHome to give operators cutting edge technologies that will optimize the digital home experience and delight their customers,” said Sam Heidari, CEO of Quantenna Communications. “As bandwidth challenges in the home continue to grow more significant, operators will require more advanced solutions to remain agile and competitive within the digital home. With SoftAtHome innovative technologies, we are proud to help them meet and exceed these growing connectivity expectations.”
Meet SoftAtHome at booth #D44 at the RAI Amsterdam Exhibition and Convention Centre during Broadband World Forum October 21 – 23, 2014. Quantenna will be hosting meetings by appointment at its meeting room #C202 (Elicium Centre) at the RAI.
SoftAtHome is an operator-backed software company delivering the best of connectivity, Pay TV and digital services to the home. Through its SOP product SoftAtHome empowers operators to compete against local competition and global players alike by leveraging the ecosystem to deliver outstanding services. SOP is central to delivering standard based cost-effective solutions that are simple and long lasting. SoftAtHome solutions are already deployed on over 20 million Home Gateways and Set Top Box throughout the world in multiple broadband and broadcast deployments. The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams also in Belgium and the UAE.
About Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Quantenna is a global leader and innovator of ultra-high performance 802.11ac and 802.11n Wi-Fi semiconductor solutions that establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability. Quantenna pioneered the delivery of seamless multimedia video and data anywhere indoors and outdoors. Named “The Next Big Thing” by the Wall Street Journal, Quantenna has shipped millions of its Wi-Fi chipsets being deployed by major retail, telecom, cable and satellite service providers and operators worldwide including AT&T, DIRECTV, Bell Canada, Swisscom, Telefonica, Orange and Belgacom. Quantenna is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices worldwide.