Thursday, September 11, 2014

Quantenna and MediaTek to lead 802.11ac MU-MIMO interoperability

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: Quantenna Communications Inc. has announced in advance of IBC 2014 that it has achieved 802.11ac Multi-User Multiple-Input-and-Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) interoperability in cooperation with MediaTek, a worldwide market leader in innovative chipsets for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular 3G/LTE, and HDTV.

The companies have been working closely together on product interoperability testing and are showing how MU-MIMO improves user experience while optimizing network efficiency to conserve precious spectrum resources.

The full potential of today’s MIMO access points is not being realized due to the dominance of simple mobile devices and challenging channel conditions. With MU-MIMO, which allows concurrent transmissions from massive/high order MIMO access points to multiple lower order clients like single antenna mobile devices, spectral efficiency and network performance can both be significantly increased. The improvements in spectral efficiency result in higher performance in the same channels.

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