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From Managed Home Wi-Fi to Enabling the Secure Smart Home 2018-2023

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From Managed Home Wi-Fi to Enabling the Secure Smart Home 2018-2023
Published: July 10, 2018 Content info: 115 Pages
Description

WiFi is the foundation for the super-connected home. With escalating device counts, increased video streaming, and the rise of the Internet of Things, the need for managed Wi-Fi has become central for service providers.

This report discusses the overall managed home Wi-Fi market and technology trends with detailed profiles of the main vendors as well as interviews of leading service providers including Comcast, Liberty, Bell Canada, Talk Talk, Swisscom, etc.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. METHODOLOGY

3. SCOPE OF THE REPORT

4. DRIVERS

  • 4.1. MORE APPLICATIONS, DEVICES, AND CONNECTIONS
  • 4.2. GIGABIT SPEEDS TO THE HOME
  • 4.3. WI-FI IS KING IN THE HOME
  • 4.4. NEW DESIGNS
  • 4.5. 802.11KKKKK AX
  • 4.6. MIMO 101

5. FACTORS AFFECTING HOME WI-FI PERFORMANCE

  • 5.1. POOR ACCESS POINT PLACEMENT
  • 5.2. DEAD ZONES
  • 5.3. NEIGHBOR INTERFERENCE
  • 5.4. OTHER FACTORS

6. THE COST OF POOR HOME WI-FI PERFORMANCE

  • 6.1. COMMON PROBLEM
  • 6.2. SELECT STATISTICS

7. DEFINING MANAGED HOME WI-FI

  • 7.1. PREMIUM WI-FI EXPERIENCE
  • 7.2. TOWARDS MULTI-ACCESS POINTS (MAPS)

8. ELEMENTS OF MANAGED HOME WI-FI

  • 8.1. CLOUD AGENT
  • 8.2. STEERING MODULE
  • 8.3. BACKHAUL OPTIMIZATION
  • 8.4. RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (RRM)
  • 8.5. ANALYTICS
  • 8.6. SECURITY

9. ASPECTS TO CONSIDER IN MANAGED HOME WI-FI

  • 9.1. IEEE RELEVANT AMENDMENTS
  • 9.2. SUPPORT FOR WDS
  • 9.3. SUPPORT FOR DFS
  • 9.4. SPECTRUM TRENDS
  • 9.5. CHALLENGES WITH MULTICAST IN WI-FI

10. TOWARDS A STANDARD-BASED APPROACH

  • 10.1. THE WFA EASYMESH
  • 10.2. THE WBA
  • 10.3. THE CABLE LABS
  • 10.4. THE BROADBAND FORUM
  • 10.5. THE OPEN CONNECTIVITY FOUNDATION (OCF)

11. VIRTUALIZATION IN THE HOME

  • 11.1. VIRTUALIZATION IN THE HOME
  • 11.2. VIRTUALIZATION OF THE CPE
  • 11.3. VIRTUALIZATION ECONOMICS
  • 11.4. VIRTUALIZATION BENEFITS
  • 11.5. VIRTUALIZATION AND WI-FI

12. WI-FI CONNECTING THE SMART HOME

  • 12.1. THE CONNECTED HOME TRENDS
    • 12.1.1. Defining the connected home
    • 12.1.2. The rise of voice assistants
    • 12.1.3. Towards a smart home set
  • 12.2. WI-FI AS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE CONNECTED HOME
    • 12.2.1. A hub to manage all the IoT
    • 12.2.2. Towards Service delivery platform

13. SELECT PROFILES

  • 13.1. SELECT OPERATOR INTERVIEWS
    • 13.1.1. Bell Canada
    • 13.1.2. Comcast
    • 13.1.3. Liberty
    • 13.1.4. Swisscom
    • 13.1.5. TalkTalk
  • 13.2. SELECT SILICON VENDORS
    • 13.2.1. Broadcom
    • 13.2.2. Celeno
    • 13.2.3. Qualcomm
    • 13.2.4. Quantenna
  • 13.3. SOFTWARE VENDORS
    • 13.3.1. ASSIA
    • 13.3.2. Benu Networks
    • 13.3.3. SoftAtHome
  • 13.4. INTEGRATED SOLUTION VENDORS
    • 13.4.1. AirTies
    • 13.4.2. ARRIS
    • 13.4.3. Calix
    • 13.4.4. Plume
    • 13.4.5. Devolo
    • 13.4.6. NetGear
    • 13.4.7. Nokia

14. MARKET FORECASTS 2018-2023

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: In-home Wi-Fi usage and trends
  • Figure 2: Average number of devices per U.S. household
  • Figure 3: Media device penetration among U.S. Wi-Fi households
  • Figure 4: 2015 fixed broadband and FTTx household penetration rates
  • Figure 5: Evolution of data traffic
  • Figure 6: Google Wi-Fi
  • Figure 7: Plume Pods
  • Figure 8: MIMO Diversity
  • Figure 9: Multi-User MIMO
  • Figure 10: Categories of Home Applications
  • Figure 11: Percentage of help desk calls driven by Wi-Fi issues
  • Figure 12: Managed home Wi-Fi software modules
  • Figure 13: Typical mesh deployments
  • Figure 14: 802.11 Association
  • Figure 15: 5GHz channels
  • Figure 16: Channels of the 2.4 GHz band
  • Figure 17: Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  • Figure 18: The layout of the 5 GHz band, including new allocations in UNII-3
  • Figure 19: Multi-AP deployment with four multi-AP devices
  • Figure 20: EasyMesh functions
  • Figure 21: Home in 2025
  • Figure 22: Technologies at the heart of the smart home :
  • Figure 23: Broadcom home Wi-Fi sofware modules
  • Figure 24: Celeno solution
  • Figure 25: Celeno's Elastic MIMO concept
  • Figure 26: Quantenna Product Evolution
  • Figure 27: Annual revenue by OEM, ODM, and third-party distributors
  • Figure 28: ASSIA's products
  • Figure 29: CloudCheck high-level functions
  • Figure 30: CloudCheck high-level architecture
  • Figure 31: Benus's Virtual Service Edge (VSE)
  • Figure 32: SoftAtHome Smart Wi-Fi
  • Figure 33: 3-in-1 Device
  • Figure 34: The AirTies mesh software
  • Figure 35: Airties Remote Manager
  • Figure 36: Technology timeline: Leading the future of Wi-Fi now
  • Figure 37: Arris Home Assure Wi-Fi
  • Figure 38: WFA EasyMesh components and behavior
  • Figure 39: Calix Wi-Fi offer
  • Figure 40: Devolo PLC/Wi-Fi
  • Figure 41: Nokia Wi-Fi
  • Figure 41: Number of Home Broadband Lines 2018-2013
  • Figure 42: Number of home broadband lines with managed Wi-Fi 2018-2013
  • Figure 43: Penetration of home broadband lines with managed Wi-Fi
  • Figure 44: Number of Home Managed Access points

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Heading
  • Table 2: SWOT analysis (Benu)
  • Table 3: SWOT analysis (Broadcom)
  • Table 4: SWOT analysis (Celeno)
  • Table 5: SWOT analysis (Qualcomm)
  • Table 6: SWOT analysis (Quantenna)
  • Table 7: SWOT analysis (ASSIA)
  • Table 8: SWOT analysis (Calix)
  • Table 9: SWOT analysis (SoftAtHome)
  • Table 10: SWOT analysis (AirTies)
  • Table 11: SWOT analysis (ARRIS)
  • Table 12: SWOT analysis (Plume)
  • Table 13: SWOT analysis (Devolo)
  • Table 14: SWOT analysis (Nokia)
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