Quantenna Enables Gigabit Wi-Fi Solutions in mm-Wave Bands

Quantenna and Starry are joining forces to deliver gigabit Wi-Fi solutions in millimeter wave bands, leveraging Quantenna’s advanced 8x8 MIMO capabilities and Starry’s smart antenna RF technology.

With its Boston beta launch in 2016, Starry was the first company to commercially deploy pre-standard 5G, point-to-multipoint fixed wireless technology to deliver gigabitcapable broadband to the home. Starry was also one of the first internet service providers to codify in its terms of service, its unwavering commitment to an open and neutral internet. Today, Starry is passing more than 350,000 homes in the Boston metropolitan area and is currently launched in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. 

The integration of Quantenna 802.11ac and 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) chipsets in Starry’s base station technology, Starry Beam, provides end users with ultrafast speeds, increased bandwidth capacity, reliable connections and extended range. Starry first launched its pre-standard 5G, point-to-multipoint fixed wireless technology in 2016 in Boston; with Quantenna, Starry will continue to expand its network footprint to cities across the country, including Los Angeles, Washington, DC and New York City.  

The Quantenna QSR10GU and QSR10GU-AX solutions support speeds up to 10 Gbps, 8x8 MIMO and advanced multi-user MIMO, delivering the maximum capacity within the minimum utilized spectrum, resulting in excellent performance in dense environments. Quantenna is closely working with Starry to optimize these capabilities for millimeter wave bands, providing a cost-effective solution to power Starry’s 5G fixed wireless network.

Starry uses millimeter wave spectrum for low-latency, high-capacity fixed wireless broadband networks to deliver ultra-fast, reliable internet broadband. Starry’s phased array, millimeter wave technology enables the use of very narrow beam-width antennas, which direct the generated power precisely where it is needed, delivering high-speed broadband capacity. Starry’s base stations deliver gigabit-capable speeds up to a three-kilometer radius including rain fade and attenuation. Each Starry Beam is capable of serving hundreds of Starry receivers.