ABTA Conference, Sao Paulo – August 6, 2014 -- Quantenna Communications, Inc., the leader in ultra-high-performance Wi-Fi, today announced that Brazilian telecom giant Telefonica Vivo has chosen Quantenna technology to power its first wireless IPTV service.
Unveiled at the ABTA Expo and Conference, the Vivo TV Fiber Wi-Fi Decoder eliminates the need for wired TV connections, delivering crystal-clear HD video to any TV anywhere in the home within range of its Wi-Fi signal.
At the heart of the Wi-Fi Decoder is Quantenna’s groundbreaking 4x4 Wi-Fi architecture, which delivers optimal performance in any home, even those with brick and concrete construction. With its 5GHz operation, four spatial streams and Universal Beamforming, the Wi-Fi Decoder enables Vivo TV Fiber subscribers to enjoy separate HD video streams on multiple TV’s at once.
“With the launch of our wireless TV service, the dream that led to our partnership with Quantenna has become a reality,” said Rubens Cesar Bastos, Global Devices Manager of Telefonica Group. “Telefonica Vivo's customers can now enjoy the freedom, convenience and unparalleled picture quality that only the world's most advanced wireless technology can provide. It's yet another way we're delivering on the promise of TV Everywhere.”
In 2011, Telefonica’s venture capital arm, Telefonica Ventures, invested in Quantenna as a core component of Telefonica's IPTV deployment strategy in Europe and Latin America.
“The future of TV demands the ultimate in Wi-Fi technology,” said Quantenna CEO Sam Heidari. “Quantenna pioneered the carrier-grade Wi-Fi needed to deliver wireless IPTV in perfect HD quality. Now, through our partnership with Telefonica, we’ve led the way into a new market, enabling millions of viewers to experience TV without wires for the first time.”
Heidari will be speaking at ABTA on the subject of “Video Delivery over Wi-Fi,” explaining how high-performance Wi-Fi can help carriers with deployment. The session will take place Thursday, August 7th, 2014, 13:00-13:40 in Room 1, STA, Transamerica Expo Center.
Quantenna is a global leader and innovator of ultra-high performance 802.11ac and 802.11n Wi-Fi semiconductor solutions that establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability. Quantenna pioneered the delivery of seamless multimedia video and data anywhere indoors and outdoors. Named “The Next Big Thing” by the Wall Street Journal, Quantenna has shipped millions of its Wi-Fi chipsets being deployed by major retail, telecom, cable and satellite service providers and operators worldwide including AT&T, DIRECTV, Bell Canada, Swisscom, Telefonica, France Telecom and Belgacom. Quantenna is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices worldwide.
Telefonica Vivo is the largest telecommunications company in Brazil, with 94.9 million customers, of which 79.4 million are in mobile operation in which it holds the largest marketshare in the segment (28.8%) nationwide, according to results of the quarterly balance (Q2/14). Telefonica Vivo is engaged in the provision of fixed telephony services in the State of Sao Paulo and mobile throughout the Brazilian territory and has a portfolio of complete and convergent products – fixed and mobile voice, fixed and mobile broadband, ultra broadband (over fiber), TV, data and IT.
The company is present in more than 3,700 cities, over 3,100 of them with access to the 3G network and 98 covered with 4G. Brazil, where it has worked since 1998, is the world's largest operation of Telefonica in number of customers.
The Telefonica Group is one of the largest telecommunications conglomerates in the world, with presence in 24 countries, 315.7 million accesses, 119,900 employees and revenues of 57 billion euros (2013). Investments planned for Brazil in the period 2011-2014 amounted to R$ 24.3 billion. The major companies are Telefonica Brazil (Telefonica Vivo) and Terra (Internet provider and portal).