With the rise of multi-PC households and broadband subscribers, high-performance home networks are required to easily extend the broadband experience throughout the home to numerous devices—set-tops, mobile web pads, and other information appliances— while preserving quality of service (QoS). Therein lies significant revenue opportunities for MSOs, not just in adding premium services, but also in delivering them to additional devices connected to the broadband access point on a home network. The solution, however, must be high-performance, easy to install, affordable, and scalable.
This paper addresses the requirements for distributing multimedia and digital content throughout the home, and the associated benefits to service providers— including consumer self-installation, limiting device redundancy, and incremental revenue opportunities. Target audience: Service providers, OEMs, press, analysts