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January 27, 2014

Celeno Communications Announces the Availability of OptimizAIR 2.0

The computing power of new generation of smart mobile devices means we no longer have to be tethered to our laptops and desktops. This flexibility has given individuals and organizations the ability to use these devices to work and play no matter where they are. The only limitation to this technology is finding access points when there is no reception or the network is too congested. Service providers are overcoming this obstacle by installing Wi-Fi hotspots for cellular offload, giving customers a reliable alternative. In order to manage Wi-Fi airtime capacity properly a solution has to be implemented that is capable of improving user experience with the distribution of Wi-Fi capacity between user devices.

Celeno Communications, provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software for home networking applications, has announced the availability of OptimizAIR 2.0 airtime management suite. The new platform enables the provisioning, enforcement and dynamic allocation of Wi-Fi air time capacity to different virtual networks and even different clients all served by the same Wi-Fi access point.

With the implementation of this technology service providers will be able to more effectively manage in-home Wi-Fi capacity, thereby improving user experience and client interference while at the same time introducing new services and reducing operating expenses.

The airtime management technology is able to allocate Wi-Fi capacity for concurrent hotspot services, cellular offload, video on managed clients (STBs) and non-managed clients (tablets and smartphones), OTT video, best effort data, smart home apps and more between multiple managed virtual networks.

OptimizAIR makes this possible by using a channel selection algorithm that scans the available spectrum. It then maps the interference condition in each channel taking into consideration the interference of adjacent and remote channels. The system then makes a selection based on the best score and continues to monitor the spectrum throughout the delivery of the content, resulting in an artifact free HD video.

"Celeno has been evolving its air time management infrastructure and algorithms for the last 6 years in an attempt to allow service providers to maximize in-home Wi-Fi networks. Celeno is improving a collision-based, shared medium and enables the service providers to smartly manage the Wi-Fi air capacity to the benefit of their subscribers. Airtime management is the key to expanding Wi-Fi needs and presents a unique opportunity to optimize bandwidth and improve subscriber experience," said Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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