Quantenna and Plume Buddy Up With 5x5 MIMO AX

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
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Quantenna and Plume on Monday announced they are integrating Plume’s Adaptive WiFi "AI driven" mesh solution with Quantenna's Wi-Fi chipset portfolio.

The announcement focused on Quantenna's QSR5GU-AX PLUS chipset, which was announced Sept 12. This is the first draft 802.11ax device to support five streams in its 5 GHz radio. Quantenna claims the extra stream "allows up to 50% more speed, compared to a 4x4 MIMO design".

The move makes sense for Quantenna, which needs to beef up its mesh Wi-Fi solution to try to grab marketshare from Qualcomm, which currently dominates the consumer mesh Wi-Fi space.

Plume has had its own successes with carriers, with deals previously announced with Comcast and Canada's Bell. The company also announced similar mesh technology integration deals with both Broadcom and Qualcomm last year.
 

joegreat

Very Senior Member
Quantenna and Plume on Monday announced they are integrating Plume’s Adaptive WiFi "AI driven" mesh solution with Quantenna's Wi-Fi chipset portfolio.
Love to read that Quantenna is comming back in high end routers. ;)
 

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
Quantenna claims the extra stream "allows up to 50% more speed, compared to a 4x4 MIMO design".
The marketeers over there at Quantenna need to take a course in basic arithmetic...

One is not going to get 50 percent more bandwidth going from 4*4:4 to 5*5:5
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
One is not going to get 50 percent more bandwidth going from 4*4:4 to 5*5:5
Could they mean at long range, the extra stream would improve beamforming performance, leading to a significant boost at extreme range?
 

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
Could they mean at long range, the extra stream would improve beamforming performance, leading to a significant boost at extreme range?
Not 50 percent... physics and basic math kind of get in the way there...
 

TheLostSwede

Regular Contributor
They never claimed that, it says "up to". Just like xDSL delivers "up to" whatever bandwidth xDSL based ISPs are flogging, but in reality you get half the "up to" speed or something along those lines.
So they managed to get a number in a single test that was 50% faster and in the rest, it was only 3-10% faster, but they used that one test to claim "up to" 50% faster... or something like that.
 

RealBeast

New Around Here
They never claimed that, it says "up to". Just like xDSL delivers "up to" whatever bandwidth xDSL based ISPs are flogging, but in reality you get half the "up to" speed or something along those lines.
So they managed to get a number in a single test that was 50% faster and in the rest, it was only 3-10% faster, but they used that one test to claim "up to" 50% faster... or something like that.
Yes, the marketecture is far more important than the architecture or actual performance. ;)
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Obviously. Have you heard of a little company called Apple?
The Reality Distortion Field has lost some of its potency, but it's still there...
 

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