Technicolor's Mercedes Pastor Explains How Smart Consumer Experience Strategies Are Driving Network Service Provider CPE Requirements
"There are major opportunities to redefine the nature of home security, in-home health services, and other services that leverage the same infrastructure used to deliver video and other entertainment services offered by operators."
Experts in the industry are predicting that new broadband access technologies -- such as DOCSIS 3.1, Fiber to the Home (FTTH), WiFi mesh networks and G.fast -- are set to explode to deliver the performance necessary for meeting growing consumer expectations.
"These new technologies are facilitating the delivery of high definition video content -- which has become a standard requirement in many markets. It also enables new services in which preventing latency is very important -- such those based on Internet of things (IoT) as well as virtual and augmented reality experiences,"
Deployment for DOCSIS 3.1 is already progressing rapidly across the U.S. market, creating new opportunities for operators to redefine how they work with their key technology providers.
"For instance, in the American market, which is leading in this transition to DOCSIS 3.1, Technicolor is working very closely with the service providers to customize products and refine the requirements that these new technologies must address," Pastor explains.
Beyond broadband access optimization, Technicolor is engaging with network service providers to develop new managed Wi-Fi capabilities that improve the coverage and performance of these new services.
"We are already developing and deploying new technologies that optimize 802.11ax Wi-Fi, even as we work on the new frontiers that are emerging around 5G wireless technology. We are exploring the key integration issues that must be addressed to provide a seamless experience to consumers and allow network service providers to offer more robust services," says Pastor.
The Smartification of the Connected Home
Enabling consumer access to a wide range of connected home applications requires intelligence as well as faster speeds. This is leading to a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly known as "the smartification of the connected home."
According to Pastor, the next generation of customer premises equipment must become a hub of intelligence that is able to deliver a growing array of new features and capabilities that can be monetized by operators in an on-demand manner.
"There are major opportunities to redefine the nature of home security, in-home health services, and other services that leverage the same infrastructure used to deliver video and other entertainment services offered by operators," she says.
As the industry explores its options, Technicolor is working with network service providers to develop and deliver CPE solutions that support a new generation of immersive and intelligent consumer experiences in a cost-effective manner.
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