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Quantenna deal suggests dark clouds hang over Starry

Starry, the new network operator on the block in the US, has selected WiFi silicon specialist Quantenna, deploying both WiFi 5 (802.11ac) and WiFi 6 (802.11ax) chipsets in its base station technology as it attempts to disrupt the broadband delivery market. However, from where we’re standing, it seems the start-up is showing early signs of money struggles. Despite dodging our requests for interview, Starry continues to be an intriguing prospect after first launching a totally non-5G approach to point-to-multipoint fixed wireless technology two years ago, to much hype. Our previous coverage has tried to maintain a level head and question how Starry can survive given the rising costs of spectrum and other obstacles. The latest installment sees Starry plan to…

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