Quantenna, Greenwave partner on WiFi extender

Jan. 8, 2018
At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Greenwave Systems and Quantenna Communications (NASDAQ:QTNA)[ announced a new partnership to deliver a ...

At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Greenwave Systems and Quantenna Communications (NASDAQ:QTNA) announced a new partnership to deliver a full duplex 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi extender for whole-home coverage.

The combination of Quantenna's WiFi technology with Greenwave's AXON Platform is intended to enhance the connected home offering for service providers and boost users' speeds to multiple devices simultaneously. Quantenna's 5 GHz 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 solution uses the QV840-based single band full duplex Wave 2 extender.

"Quantenna is very pleased to partner with Greenwave to bring superior whole-home WiFi coverage at very high speeds," said Ambroise Popper, vice president of strategy and corporate marketing at Quantenna. "Quantenna's superior 802.11ac Wave 2 repeater solution, combined with our industry leading gateways, solidifies our position as the undisputed leader in home WiFi networking."

The full duplex repeater uses small mesh nodes to expand WiFi coverage to every corner of the home. Greenwave's AXON Platform utilizes Quantenna's intelligent Self Optimizing Network (SONiQ) software to manage multiple repeaters and gateways. In addition, SONiQ provides multi-access point management with auto configurations and steering features.

"Quantenna's exceptional WiFi technology, coupled with the interoperability of our AXON Platform, gives service providers a unique opportunity to enhance home network performance," said Roger Gregory, vice president of product marketing at Greenwave Systems. "The AXON Platform extends networks seamlessly, enabling a consistent, quality experience for the automated home."

Greenwave's AXON Platform translates real-time communications from a variety of devices and lets "things" and services talk to each other, regardless of protocol.