Qualcomm promises ultimate connected home with 10G Fiber Gateway
Qualcomm has announced the start of the 10Gbit (10G) fibre broadband service era, with the introduction of 10G Fiber Gateway Platform, featuring Qualcomm Service Defined Wi-Fi technology.
The gateway is software-defined and can be continuously customisable. Fast 10G fibre delivers Service Defined Wi-Fi technology which can classify, prioritise, and schedule network traffic. Providers can use the broadband gateway as a vehicle for increased subscriber engagement and smart home innovation via value-added services and applications.
Although the majority of subscribers experience their broadband service through Wi-Fi, access network from the service provider to the home and Wi-Fi within the home are managed separately. The quality of service is nearly impossible to maintain across the entire network, given the diversity of devices, applications, connectivity technologies, and the near-constant change across all these elements, said Qualcomm.
Its Service Defined Wi-Fi technology addresses this management challenge by offering a unified data flow management architecture, from cloud to device. It delivers orchestration, classification, scheduling, and insights that help ensure subscriber performance expectations for 10G Fiber are met. It can adapt to user activity whether this is gaming, streaming, video conferencing or sharing content.
“Qualcomm’s latest advancements in home gateways will help accelerate the ongoing transformation of home Wi-Fi networks,” said Andrew Spivey, senior analyst at ABI Research. “Given the rapid deployment of fibre-optic cable, alongside the concurrent decline of legacy cable and DSL technologies, the new platform is timely, and combined with Qualcomm’s Wi-Fi 7 technology will prove indispensable in delivering the advanced speeds modern homes require,” he added.
The Qualcomm 10G Fiber Gateway Platform enables 10Gbits per second to and through the home. Its software-defined architecture combines 10G passive optical network (PON) technology with multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi 7 connectivity to ensure high-speed connectivity and low-latency access is delivered seamlessly through the home to end devices, such as phones, PCs, smart TVs, home cameras or appliances.
The Qualcomm 10G Fiber Gateway Platform and Qualcomm Service Defined Wi-Fi technology are scheduled to be commercially available by summer 2024.