Bbox from Bouygues Telecom to Incorporate Celeno's Video-Grade Wi-Fi Module

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 
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Celeno is collaborating with “Bouygues Telecom Initiatives,” Bouygues Telecom’s start-up incubator, on next generation products and advancements in Wi-Fi technology.

PARIS & RA’ANANA, Israel — Bouygues Telecom today announced that its next-generation Bbox will incorporate a concurrent dual band video-grade Wi-Fi module from Celeno. The Celeno module is powered by its OptimizAIR™ technology, which improves connectivity speed and robustness to set-top boxes, tablets, iPads and portable displays to enable Bbox subscribers to consume broadcast video, VoD and DVR content on additional screens anywhere in the home while ensuring a perfect, flicker-free experience of the content.

“This partnership with Celeno confirms our commitment to innovation for the next-generation of Bbox devices, integrating the best technologies the market has to offer and giving our customers a whole new digital experience in the home. Combined with the power of Intel Groveland, Celeno’s revolutionary wireless technology will enable our customers to enjoy their HD content on multiple displays, without compromising on image quality and sound. We are also proud to host Celeno within the Bouygues Telecom Initiatives structure and hope to support future developments with them,” said Olivier Roussat, CEO of Bouygues Telecom.

“Our collaboration with Bouygues Telecom, a leading player in the French market, is an important one as France is one of Europe’s key markets for telecom convergence. We are currently witnessing the convergence of two mega trends; the proliferation of portable display devices and the increased consumption of IP-based content and video in the home. With France having such high adoption rates of IPTV and triple-play services, Bouygues Telecom is now able to offer their next-generation Bbox, meeting the need for high-quality wireless home distribution of video, voice and data while maintaining quality of service. We are proud to a part of this offering,” says Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno.

Celeno’s Technology

Celeno’s field-proven OptimizAIR™ technology, which builds on and optimizes standards-based 802.11n for HD video streaming, is embedded in the concurrent dual band module and integrated with the Bbox to deliver best-in-class video-over-Wi-Fi performance. The technology combines digital beam forming with channel aware rate selection and TDM scheduled MAC which increases available bandwidth at a longer range and improves signal stability.