In-home video entertainment, such as live video streaming, DVR, video on demand, are already widely available and popular with consumers. In order to support higher bandwidths and better quality of service (QoS) the underlying transmission technology must be upgraded. For decades, carriers have been investing in building converged networks. With the advancement in the access technologies, such as Fiber to the Home (FTTH), Wideband cable and VDSL2 bonding, the bandwidth bottleneck has moved from the carrier network to inside the home. The existing home networks lack the capability to take advantage of the high bandwidth access networks and to offer more value added, media centric services to the consumers. The next-generation of home networks will provide reliable, QoS enabled, high bandwidth connectivity among various in-home devices over the existing wiring infrastructure within any home.
As more and more consumers connect to the Internet with ‘Broadband to the Home’ the industry mantra of having the network connection is not enough anymore. The next evolution (Connected Home) links devices inside the house to the home network and to each other. As more and more devices, from HDTV/3DTV, to energy meters, to appliances, acquire networking capabilities, this new connectivity provides an exciting opportunity for the service providers to offer more managed services to the consumers.
Xingtera focuses on developing disruptive technologies to address two market segments: the next-generation home networking and smart grid networking.