RA'ANANA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celeno Communications, a leading provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software for home networking applications, and Compal Broadband Networks (CBN), announced today that Compal’s 24x8 DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Gateways will be powered by Celeno’s CL2330 3x3 and CL2340 4x4 802.11ac solutions. Along with Celeno’s unique OptimizAIR 2.0 airtime management technology, these solutions will add enhanced bandwidth management, extreme speed and improved coverage to Compal’s gateways, enabling them to offer their clients the ability to provide new and differentiated services.
In today’s multi-device, data-hungry market, service providers are increasingly enabling their gateways with multiple virtual networks in order to offer new services to their customers. Public Wi-Fi hotspots powered by a residential gateway, for example, provide exciting new opportunities for cable operators looking to expand their service offering and entice customers. Additional virtual networks could be allocated for wireless video STBs, Internet of Things and smart home applications.
Gateways powered by Celeno’s Airtime Management technology can support all these applications by dynamically apportioning Wi-Fi capacity between devices and multiple virtual Wi-Fi networks (SSID). This presents service providers with new service business models and monetization opportunities and improves Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE), reducing service calls and operating expenses.
“We have selected Celeno’s technology because it delivers a powerful and highly intelligent Wi-Fi solution that gives our service provider customers the ability to enable new service offerings and business models, and improve the home Wi-Fi experience for the end-user in a device-saturated reality,” said Alex Wang, CEO, Compal. “Faster Wi-Fi is not enough to master the challenges of today’s connected world, it needs to be smarter as well. We believe that Celeno’s industry-leading Airtime Management technology provides that missing link.”
“Wi-Fi is fast becoming a critical component in cable gateways, functioning as one of the most important tools enabling service providers to differentiate their broadband service from their competitors,” said Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno. “We are delighted to be partnering with Compal Broadband Networks, a world class cable gateway supplier, and we are confident that Celeno’s high-performing Wi-Fi with its unique QoS capabilities will give its MSO customers an edge.”
The CL2330 and CL2340 are single chip PCIe Wi-Fi solutions, support 80MHz bandwidth for higher throughput and support both implicit and explicit beamforming for extended range.
Celeno provides high performance Wi-Fi chips and software for HD multimedia and entertainment home networking applications. Celeno’s extensive chip portfolio and OptimizAIR™ technology enable the wireless distribution of multiple and simultaneous HD video streams throughout the home with the highest levels of performance and reliability while ensuring a superlative quality of service and user experience. Celeno’s field-proven chips have been integrated into numerous OEM Wi-Fi devices and have been deployed with over 75 service providers worldwide. Founded in 2005, the company is backed by blue chip investors including Cisco Systems, Greylock IL, Liberty Global, Pitango Venture Capital and Vintage Investment Partners. www.celeno.com
Compal Broadband Networks (CBN) -- a member of the Compal Corporate Group -- was founded in August of 2009. CBN takes great care to satisfy customers' needs and provide quality and cost-competitive solutions. Therefore CBN offers a full line of cable modem, gateway, set top box and digital connected products, such as PLC, Android based tablets and other products to meet the specific needs of customers. CBN strives constantly to make technology a wonderful experience for everyone by providing innovative products that can also be designed to the requirements of our customers, as well as focus on complete integration in design -- thereby enhancing each product's value. With such integration, all of CBN products interface with one another with complete ease, allowing people to live a convenient and better life while using CBN products.