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Winning at WiFi – Celeno Closes $38M Round

New funding round signals market demand for new WiFi solutions and Celeno's products in particular.

Mari Silbey

September 7, 2016

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Winning at WiFi – Celeno Closes $38M Round

Cementing its success in the WiFi business, Celeno today announced the close of a new $38 million funding round led by Red Dot Capital Partners and including investments by Poalim Capital Markets and OurCrowd. (See Celeno Banks $38M .)

The latest shot of capital means Celeno Communications has now raised more than $106 million in total from investors that also include Liberty Global Inc. (Nasdaq: LBTY), Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Pitango, 83North (formerly Greylock IL), Vintage and Miven.

Celeno's success speaks to both the exploding market demand for new WiFi solutions and the company's specific ability to innovate and win new customers. As a provider of both WiFi chips and software, Celeno's approach has long been about combining higher network throughput with smarter WiFi routing. The company's 802.11ac Wave 2 chips help deliver gigabit speeds and higher, while its management software provides granular control over how bandwidth is allocated to different devices and different applications. (See Battle for the Home Network? It's On and Celeno Debuts Home WiFi Software.)

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In January, Celeno also introduced software for the management of multiple WiFi access points. That software has been embedded in a DOCSIS 3.1-enabled cable gateway reference design developed in collaboration with STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE: STM). (See Celeno Unveils New Cable Gateway Reference Design.)

Celeno CEO Gilad Rozen says his company will use its new funding to accelerate growth and "focus on enhancing R&D efforts and further developing our disruptive solutions."

— Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading

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Mari Silbey

Senior Editor, Cable/Video

Mari Silbey is a senior editor covering broadband infrastructure, video delivery, smart cities and all things cable. Previously, she worked independently for nearly a decade, contributing to trade publications, authoring custom research reports and consulting for a variety of corporate and association clients. Among her storied (and sometimes dubious) achievements, Mari launched the corporate blog for Motorola's Home division way back in 2007, ran a content development program for Limelight Networks and did her best to entertain the video nerd masses as a long-time columnist for the media blog Zatz Not Funny. She is based in Washington, D.C.

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