Home Networking Technologies: Delivering Media in the Digital Home
Distribution of entertainment services within the home presents service providers with a tremendous opportunity to increase their value and appeal to consumers. Striking a balance between performance, future growth potential, ease of installation and other factors will be the key to fruitful deployments. For more than a decade, operators have put tremendous effort into expanding the carrying capacity of their network infrastructure. Spurred initially by demand for broadband Internet service, operators have more recently recognized that the enhanced bandwidth and increased reliability of their networks would lend themselves to delivery of an even greater array of value added, revenue generating consumer services. Most prominent among these are standard and high definition television, video on demand services and Voice over IP (VoIP).