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Wi-Fi Gateways May Be the New Whole-Home Gateway Answer, Heavy Reading Finds

Although there have been challenges, Wi-Fi gateways may be the new whole-home gateway, says Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cable has been working on Wi-Fi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home. While providing many challenges, these new Wi-Fi gateways offer numerous possibilities, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider (www.heavyreading.com/cable), a subscription research service from Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com).

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Look Ma, No Wires: New Wi-Fi Gateways Take Video Airborne discusses the new line of gateways and their implications for the future of this market. It includes profiles of 12 suppliers of advanced set-top boxes (STBs) and gateways, focusing particularly on their wireless strategies.

For a list of companies covered in this report, http://twimgs.com/audiencedevelopment/LRHR/PDFS/cii0814_companies.pdf

"For the past several years, the cable industry has been working on combining the traditional STB and cable modem into a powerful gateway platform that can handle both TV signals and high-speed Internet," notes Craig Leddy, research analyst with Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider and author of the report. "New, Wi-Fi-enabled 'unified gateways,' as some are calling them, can serve as media centers inside the home for all types of media and video devices."

Cable's developing strategies with wireless offer intriguing possibilities, Leddy says. "The wireless video gateways, along with cable's continuing reliance on IP technologies and RDK, will enable cable providers to establish a powerful IP platform for cloud DVR, branded user interfaces, VoD and linear TV on thin client receivers and any Wi-Fi-connected devices," he continues. "Cable providers will need to engage in vigilant performance monitoring to assure a QoE for customers."

Key findings of Look Ma, No Wires: New Wi-Fi Gateways Take Video Airborne include the following:

  • Cable's development of whole-home gateways has entered a new phase as MSOs seek to leverage their IP and Wi-Fi capabilities.
  • MSOs are seeking to combine IP video with advanced Wi-Fi to provide wireless video and cloud-based apps inside the home.
  • New video-optimized "unified gateways" are also a visible sign of cable's adoption of RDK, the SoC-rooted open-source software platform for new devices.
  • MSOs are continuing their rapid deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots, which are being combined into community Wi-Fi networks.
  • Using Wi-Fi for video poses many challenges, but the technology's capabilities continue to improve.
  • By combining IP, RDK and Wi-Fi, MSOs are creating a powerful cloud-based service platform.

Look Ma, No Wires: New Wi-Fi Gateways Take Video Airborne is available as part of an annual subscription (six issues) to Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider, priced at $1,595. Individual reports are available for $900.

To subscribe, or for more information about Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider, please visit: www.heavyreading.com/cable. For more information about other Heavy Reading Insider research services, please visit: www.heavyreading.com/research.

To request a free executive summary of the report, or for details on multi-user licensing options, please contact:

David Williams
Global Director of Sales, Research
Heavy Reading
858-829-8612
[email protected]

Press/analyst contact:
Dennis Mendyk
Vice President of Research, Heavy Reading
201-587-2154
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About Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), the research division of Light Reading, offers deep analysis of emerging telecom trends to network operators, technology suppliers, and investors. Its product portfolio includes in-depth reports that address critical next-generation technology and service issues, market trackers that focus on the telecom industry's most critical technology sectors, exclusive worldwide surveys of network operator decision-makers that identify future purchasing and deployment plans, and a rich array of custom and consulting services that give clients the market intelligence needed to compete successfully in the global telecom industry. 

About Light Reading

Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

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