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Resolving Home Network Issues

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 18, 2019


Network operators are looking for fresh ways to assist clients in detecting, troubleshooting, and solving home network problems, including WiFi and cable TV connectivity, rapidly and efficiently.

FREMONT, CA: Home networks are a core building block for home automation systems, and wireless connectivity for a variety of smart home, computing and entertainment devices is the predominant method. As a consequence, loss of wireless connectivity can disrupt the user experience and seriously impair computing and entertainment devices' value proposal.

Advanced WiFi

WiFi norms of the next generation provide customers with cost-effective reliability while eventually reducing the number of issues they encounter with connected devices. The use cases offered by the sophisticated WiFi technology operate better and enable home networks to achieve Gigabit speeds and accommodate multi-device contacts.

Mesh Networks

Mesh network systems, also known by manufacturers and retailers as "whole-home WiFi," are designed to maximize home WiFi coverage and performance. Mesh networks also solve in-home connection issues and provide benefits for community-oriented use in dense urban areas. For this reason, mesh networks offer potential opportunities for small ISPs to serve areas that are not seen as valuable or desirable for fiber-based deployments by larger Broadband Service Providers (BSPs).

5G on the Horizon

Technology will be rolling out in 2020, supported by 5G mobile networks. As the amount of wireless data exponentially increases, 5G technologies could alleviate the strain on mobile and home networks, offering super-fast broadband speeds and extremely reliable, low latency connectivity. The emergence of low-power, low-cost sensors has opened up a broad range of industrial and consumer IoT apps. These sensors may be deployed in densely populated urban regions where low latency is critical, oR coverage and battery life are higher than the throughput.

These technologies will deliver interim alternatives, but as wireless advances roll out, they will change the way consumers use and perceive their wireless devices, especially 5G, as consumers will be able to switch from ISP routers to in-home mobile 5G solutions.

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