A new WiFi mesh system running on Ubee Interactive's DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems will deliver carrier-grade D3.1 whole-home WiFi when it debuts to operators worldwide in 2018, according to its vendor. That should benefit service providers offering smart-home solutions.
Taiwanese cross-chipset platform WiFi mesh solution provider New Garden designed the so-called WiFigarden SDK (software development kit) and plans to collaborate on Ubee Interactive customer premises (CPE) products such as solutions across WiFi access point, DOCSIS 3.0/3.1 cable gateways, DSL gateways and WiFi repeaters. Its target market is service providers.
Because it's a mesh solution with multiple WiFi nodes rather than traditional home WiFi with one access point, WiFigarden-equipped home networks will have expanded coverage and optimized performance with few, if any, dead zones, according to New Garden.
Smart homes -- which can include hundreds of Internet of Things sensors -- tap into the wireless capabilities of a residential fixed network. Despite operators' investments in fiber, VDSL, Gfast and other next-generation access technologies, some home users complain about sluggish network performance as the number of wirelessly connected drives grows, a sticking point in the $70.2 billion smart home market.
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