Comcast xFi Pods Brings Wi-Fi Mesh Technology to Improve In-Home Coverage

Comcast is rolling out WiFi extenders called xFi Pods in Boston and Chicago in anticipation of a national launch in 2018. Comcast xFi Pods aim to extend reach of the MSO’s Xfinity WiFi service to every nook and cranny of the premises. The approach features...Learn More

Comcast xFi Advanced Wi-Fi Gateway Aims to be the Center of Gig Enabled Smart Homes

A new Comcast xFi Advanced Wi-Fi Gateway is now available in every market that has Comcast Xfinity Gigabit Internet, currently available in 26 markets. The new gateway can provide gigabit type performance within the home, while also integrating IoT capabilities. The xFi gateway has hit...Learn More

xFi Next Up in Comcast Wi-Fi Roadmap, Gigabit Wi-Fi in Queue

Three new product announcements from Comcast today aim to address a growing trend: As broadband service supports increasingly higher speeds, the number of Wi-Fi devices sharing a single broadband connection also increases. In an interview with Telecompetitor, Comcast Chief Product Officer Chris Satchell explained how...Learn More

Huawei GigaHome Smart Home Networking Solution Launched

Network operators are going to need a lot more bandwidth, and make more efficient use of it, if next-generation networking visions of smart homes, businesses, communities, and cities are to be realized. Eager to do their part, broadband access vendors are racing to introduce next-gen...Learn More

Comcast Wi-Fi Gateway Now Supports Bedtime Mode, Voice Control, User Metrics

Comcast today announced a range of sophisticated capabilities for the Comcast Wi-Fi gateway, including voice control, user metrics and the ability to create rules and schedules, such as a bedtime mode that prevents Wi-Fi use during certain hours. End user data such as information about...Learn More

Comcast Home Control Will Be Router-Centric with Curated Devices

Comcast has seen a sharp increase in consumer interest in home control over the last six to 10 months and expects the market to double over the next 12 months, said Daniel Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Comcast’s Xfinity Home unit yesterday....Learn More

Unique Event Launches FTC Alabama Gigabit Service

When Alabama-based Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative launched gigabit service earlier this year, the company thought of a unique way to promote and celebrate the accomplishment. The first home to get gigabit service turned up was the same one to which FTC first turned up phone service...Learn More

802.11ac Share Forecast to Reach 42% of Wi-Fi Routers by 2015

Tracking developments in home networking, Infonetics Research finds that high-end residential gateways and set-top boxes (STBs) are displacing broadband routers in some markets. Service providers in the more mature broadband markets of North America and Western Europe are deploying “higher-end gateways and set-top boxes with...Learn More

World’s First 16-port Demonstration Shown by Sckipio at Broadband World Forum

Broadband World Forum – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – October 21, 2014  – Sckipio Technologies today demonstrated the first commercial chipset connecting at rates of up to 700Mbps on 16 ports simultaneously at the Broadband World Forum. The demonstration shows the real-world potential of More

IHS: Gateways, Faster Wi-Fi, Will Boost Broadband CPE Revenue

The worldwide market for broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) will grow at a faster rate in 2014 than it has since 2010, rising 20 percent year-over-year to reach nearly $11 billion, according to the latest market research from IHS Technology. Global broadband CPE market revenue...Learn More

Calix: GigaCenter Supports Whole Home High-Speed Wi-Fi

Moving forward, service providers are likely to become more involved in customers’ home networks, as an announcement from Calix today illustrates. The company introduced a new product dubbed GigaCenter that combines the functionality of an optical network terminal, home gateway and Wi-Fi access point –...Learn More

New HGI Home Media Gateway Business Requirements Targets the Smart Home

Moving forward with efforts to develop open standards for smart home ecosystems, industry association the Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) on July 28 released a document detailing high-level broadband service provider (BSP) media gateway business requirements. Building on its standards development work for home gateways, HGI’s...Learn More

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