Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Qualcomm unveils 10G Fiber Gateway Platform to refine home connectivity

Qualcomm Technologies has introduced the Qualcomm 10G Fiber Gateway Platform and its signature feature, Qualcomm Service Defined Wi-Fi technology, which aims to revolutionize home and business connectivity.

The quality of the Wi-Fi experience is of utmost importance to most broadband users, as it is the primary means through which they access the internet. While service providers manage the access network from their end to the user’s home, the Wi-Fi within the home is a separate entity that is difficult to maintain at a consistent quality of service due to the diverse range of devices and applications used, as well as the ever-changing nature of these elements.

Qualcomm’s Service Defined Wi-Fi technology addresses this management challenge by providing a unified data flow management architecture from cloud to device. This technology offers orchestration, scheduling, classification, and insights that meet subscriber performance expectations of 10G Fiber. It efficiently adapts to the user’s activity, whether they are gaming, streaming, video conferencing, or sharing content.

“Qualcomm Technologies has positioned itself to lead a revolution in connectivity,” said Rahul Patel, senior vice president and general manager of connectivity, broadband, and networking. “By adding 10G Fiber to our technology portfolio, along with 5G and Wi-Fi 7, we now offer a compelling mix of solutions to help service providers drive revenue growth, service innovations and deliver more immersive and engaged subscriber experiences.”

“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 fiber-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. We are also confident that Qualcomm’s Service-Defined Wi-Fi Technology will help underpin the home networking revolution through the enablement of guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) for consumers.”

The Qualcomm 10G Fiber Gateway Platform is designed to provide 10Gbps high-speed connectivity throughout the home, using a combination of 10G Passive Optical Network (PON) technology and multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi 7 connectivity. This ensures low latency access to end devices such as smartphones, PCs, smart TVs, home cameras, or appliances.

With the Qualcomm Service Defined Wi-Fi technology, the 10G Fiber Gateway Platform is designed to give providers unprecedented orchestration and insights to help improve their subscribers’ quality of experience.

Qualcomm’s Service Defined Wi-Fi technology is designed to provide reliable and high-speed connectivity for end users. The technology enables service providers to offer differentiated services tailored for specific applications such as gaming, streaming, and work-from-home optimized service.

The Qualcomm 10G Fiber Gateway Platform and Qualcomm Service Defined Wi-Fi technology are scheduled to be commercially available by summer 2024.