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Starry adds Quantenna WiFi 6 chips to its pitch against 5G

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. 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. The latest installment in its plan sees the start-up plan to optimize Quantenna’s QSR10GU and QSR10GU-AX products, with 8×8 MIMO and advanced Multiuser-MIMO, for millimeter wave bands, which Quantenna says brings cost savings to Starry’s operations. Starry’s chances of success were seen to be boosted earlier this year when it tapped WiFi 6 chips…

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