Celeno Announces DOCSIS® 3.0 Wi-Fi 5 Gateway Reference Design

Celeno’s Wi-Fi 802.11ac and OptimizAIR™ 2.0 Airtime management technology integrated for unique QoS capabilities and highly optimized cost structure of the solution; solution to be showcased at IBC 2015 at the Celeno and STMicroelectronics (by invitation) booths

Raanana, Israel September 11th , 2015 – Celeno Communications, a leading provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software for demanding home networking applications, today announced a reference design developed together with STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), where Celeno’s Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 802.11n chips are fully integrated with ST’s Alicante DOCSIS® 3.0 CableLabs certified chip.

The combined solution employs a cost-effective architecture based on PCIe Wi-Fi connectivity that enables cable MSOs and OEMs to deliver high-performing concurrent dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac gateways that meet both the cost and demanding performance challenges of an ever growing and highly complex Wi-Fi home-networking market.
Powered by Celeno’s industry-first Wi-Fi Airtime Management technology – OptimizAIR 2.0 – these gateways can dynamically and intelligently allocate Wi-Fi capacity between multiple managed virtual networks (SSIDs). The technology enables service providers to offer innovative managed services with new monetization opportunities, such as multiple home-spot services, cellular offload, 4K/UHD and HD video on Set-Top-Boxes and portable devices, smart home apps and more, while ensuring superlative QoS and QoE and reducing churn, service calls and operating expenses.

“Celeno has always been committed to providing high-performing and cost-effective Wi-Fi solutions for the cable industry. Our chips and software are giving leading cable MSOs an edge when it comes to offering differentiated services to acquire and retain customers,” said Lior Weiss, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Celeno Communications. “We’re delighted to collaborate with ST in providing smart, fast and effective DOCSIS® 3.0 Gateway solutions for cable operators looking to offer a superlative user experience and realize new revenue streams.”

“Integrating the Celeno solution with our Alicante DOCSIS® 3.0 CableLabs certified chip meets MSOs expectations for high performing Wi-Fi on cost-effective Cable gateway CPE,” said Thomas Meyer, Manager of the Headless Product Line, Consumer Product Division at STMicroelectronics. “Our customers can directly use this product-ready platform for their cable gateway designs.”

The integrated solution will be showcased in the Celeno Meeting Room D302, Ellicium Hall at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam. The solution will also be demonstrated, by appointment only, at the ST stand, Hall 1 location F40.