Celeno Wi-Fi chips to power Altech gateways and STBs

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 
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Celeno and Altech Team Up to Provide High-End Wireless Capabilities to a Range of High Definition Gateways and Set-Top Boxes

  • Celeno’s Wi-Fi solutions deliver extended range, consistent throughput and video-grade QoS to distribute data and HD video throughout the home

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Celeno Communications, a leading provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software for demanding home networking applications, today announced that Altech UEC, a leading developer of digital technology for the converged African broadcast and broadband Industries, will deliver a range of high-end 802.11ac wireless capabilities to HD gateways as well as satellite, cable and IP set-top boxes.

Celeno’s video-grade Wi-Fi chips will power Altech’s gateways and set-top boxes, enabling Altech to offer whole-home Wi-Fi networking that delivers reliable throughput and the high quality of service (QoS) required for data and HD video distribution across the home to multiple portable devices.

According to the latest Cisco VNI Forecast 2015, South African connectivity is expected to soar with over 198.9 million networked devices, 2.7 fold growth in fixed broadband speed and IP video accounting for 78% of all IP traffic by 2019.

“As a specialist in the provision of integrated solutions, Altech UEC is ideally positioned to meet the growing requirements of broadband service providers across South Africa in a range of applications,” says Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno. “The growing focus on HD Wi-Fi capabilities connects to this wide trend that emphasizes high quality, robust and long-range connectivity across devices. We are confident that Celeno’s Wi-Fi will elevate Altech’s Wi-Fi offering to a new level.”

“The proliferation of devices including tablets, smartphones, and Internet-enabled ultra-high definition (UHD) TVs, together with the evolution of advanced video services, will place greater bandwidth and scalability demands on service providers,” says Bartolomeo Caputo, Global Business Development Executive at Altech. “Celeno’s high-performance and field-proven Wi-Fi technology and Wi-Fi chip portfolio will enable us to offer service providers with a whole home Wi-Fi networking solution robust enough for HD IPTV distribution to any device at the right cost levels.”

Celeno will be demonstrating its Wi-Fi capabilities at Africacom, taking place 17-19 November, 2015 in Cape Town, together with Altech.