More and more services are moving online, which before would come to us physically or we would go where it is. This increase in digital services has put a lot of pressure on broadband service providers to offer better internet speed to download and upload data. It does not matter where we live we want the same quality of service. The challenge some of these service providers face is it is not feasible possible to have the same quality service in every area they serve. This is where VDSL and LTE come in useful, both increasing internet speed for wired and wireless internet users.
For a long time supporters of Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH), me included, have been shouting that service providers need to bite the bullet and invest in FTTH. Seeing the news coming out of this year’s Broadband World Forum, there is still life left in the good old copper. This week, Huawei announced that they are working with BT, the UK’s leading broadband supplier to trial the use of G.fast broadband solution for the UK.
Zigbee Alliance and the ECHONET consortium have recently announced plans to develop a certification program for products based on ECHONET standards. This will be based on ECHONET Lite products using the ZigBee IP wireless mesh networking communications protocol. Now designers and implementers will have the peace of mind knowing that products that are certified meet the required standards to interoperate seamlessly.
According to a study done by Cisco, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is big business. The global sector is expected to generate in excess of $600 Billion in global profits for private-sector businesses this year alone. Cisco interviewed IT leaders in 12 countries across 7,500 global business. They found that the United States, China and Germany are expected to realize the greatest value from the technology.
To add more flexibility to its network StarHub has deployed two content delivery solutions from Broadpeak. The two Broadpeak content delivery networks (CDN) and video-on-demand (VOD) servers has boost StarHub backend and enable the company to deliver content in a variety of formats, including Apple HTTP Live Streaming.
Gamers are in for a treat with the soon release of the D-Link Gaming Router (DGL-5500). The router features Qualcomm StreamBoost technology, which help to intelligently manage and shape the traffic. Owners of role-playing games are expected see less lagging and see a boost performance. The D-Link Gaming Router offers the latest in plus four-gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver the ultimate in gaming performance, media streaming and network control.
As the saying goes one hat does not fit everyone and the same applies to home networking. Our home today will have a mixture of devices that use different method of communicating; that is because we buy devices base on the service it provides rather than its method of networking. Therefore, you will see that the devices we have may use Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Homeplug, MoCA or a combination of some. Thus, the introduction of nVoy, a solution based on the IEEE 1905.1 standard.
Edimax Technology today announced the AC450 Wireless 5G Nano USB Adapter, its the world's smallest 802.11ac USB 3.0 adapter. The tiny product makes the switch to 802.11ac painless and efficient and boosts your device's Wi-Fi capability to handle heavy traffic, and ideal solution for next-generation home entertainment. The adapter is an ideal travel companion to stay connected to high-performance networks whenever and wherever.
Intel Corporation today announced that Intel Puma 6 is the silicon powering Comcast’s recently announced XFINITY Wireless Gateway. The Cisco-made XB3 device is a blazing-fast next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 wireless gateway that delivers data, voice, MoCA 2.0 wireline networking and dual-band wireless coverage in the home to power PCs, game consoles, tablets, smartphones and other customer owned Internet-connected devices.
Hybrid home networking will move from specification to reality with the introduction of a new nVoy certification and marketing program for HomePlug, MoCA, Wi-Fi and Ethernet products implementing the IEEE 1905.1 hybrid networking standard. By providing a common communication protocol, nVoy Certified products will enable consumers and service providers to leverage the strengths of the wired and wireless networking technologies prevalent in many homes today.