Combine Wired and Wireless Technologies for Home Entertainment Networks
Source: Gigle Networks
Service providers are becoming increasingly aware of the strength and necessity of robust in-home networks. When such value-added services as e-health, security, home monitoring and social networking are deployed in today's homes, they offer increased ARPU, reduction in churn and higher levels of customer satisfaction for the operator. Content-consuming devices, such as TVs, Blu-ray players, PCs, gaming consoles and set-top boxes, are making their way into every corner of the home, as are such mobile devices as the omnipresent smart phone and the new iPad. Over-the-top (OTT) carriers and their associated business models are challenging the traditional dominance of the telecommunications operator (Telco) in the home by promising to use generic broadband as their delivery vehicle.