Wi-Fi Ideal for the Connected Digital Home
Wi-Fi has become an indispensible part of day-to-day life. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, the technology has been incorporated into more than 600 million devices, worldwide. It is an essential ingredient of the home and enterprise, and users have come to expect it in products ranging from smartphones to media players. Already, the average user has four Wi-Fi devices, and the technology is increasingly attractive for connecting a variety of electronic devices throughout the home, even where there isn’t a wired connection available.
With its enormous installed base, Wi-Fi is ideal for the connected digital home, especially with the increased performance specifications in IEEE 802.11ac and IEEE 802.11n wireless networking standards. Quantenna’s technology implements an advanced set of optional provisions in both standards, including 4x4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), dynamic digital beamforming and channel monitoring and optimization. The Quantenna 4x4 solutions ensures the high quality for multi-media delivery over wireless that consumers expect, and the reliability that service providers demand, including full HDTV video quality with 1080p resolution, anywhere in the home, on devices ranging from HDTVs to video game consoles and networked music receivers.
Wi-Fi Has Seen Tremendous Growth
Strong standards and technology advances are fueling tremendous growth in plug-and-play, fully interoperable Wi-Fi products and services. According to ABI Research, Wi-Fi connections in consumer electronics devices will rise from 113 million in 2008 to more than 285 million by 2012. Altogether, Wi-Fi chipset sales jumped 26 percent in 2008 to 387 million, according to In-Stat, for applications from cellular-Wi-Fi phones and consumer electronics devices to laptops, netbooks and other mobile computing platforms.
Quantenna is experiencing demand for its disruptive Wi-Fi chipsets that offer the industry’s highest performance and coverage while providing wire-like reliability for wireless video content distribution around the home and other demanding applications. According to market research firm Gartner, Wi-Fi-enabled device shipments will grow from less than 1 billion units in 2010 to more than 3 billion in 2015, making Wi-Fi one of the most influential wireless technologies in the years to come. According to Cisco’s 2011 Visual Networking Index Forecast, video alone is expected to reach about 90% of global traffic. Video services have become a primary revenue source for carriers worldwide, and demand continues to grow at an unprecedented pace for video content delivery from emerging over-the-top (OTT) service providers. Quantenna’s 4x4 MIMO chipsets represent the only commercially available solution for ultra-high reliability, carrier-grade video distribution in both managed and OTT architectures.