Connected Home: Global Outlook

This report provides analysis on the deployment of home networking solutions by worldwide broadband service providers. It examines the role of residential gateways in enabling new applications and services and focuses on issues related to remote management and service provisioning features. The report provides forecasts for service provider-deployed home networks through 2013.

"Service providers are taking on a greater role in deploying, servicing, and now monetizing home networks,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst with Parks Associates. “Beyond basic broadband sharing applications, in-home connectivity is enabling new communications and entertainment services.”

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The Bottom Line

The RG and the Connected Home Market Dashboard

1.0   Report Summary

1.1 The RG as a Component of the Connected Home

1.2 Terms and Definitions

1.3 Data Sources

1.4 Companies Briefed

2.0   Market Examination

2.1 The Changing Face of Broadband Services

2.2 Why Does the Connected Home Matter to Service Providers?

2.3 Regional Growth and Trends

2.3.1    North America

United States

Canada

2.4 Europe

2.5 Asia-Pacific

2.5.1    Japan

2.5.2    South Korea

2.5.3    China (P.R.C.)

2.6 Service Providers and the Connected Home: Key Benefits

2.6.1    Consumer Receptivity to Home Network Applications

2.6.2    The Connected Home: Benefits to Operators

Increased Customer Satisfaction

Reduced OPEX

2.7 Residential Gateway Vendors

2Wire

Actiontec

Alcatel-Lucent

Alloptic

Aztech Electronics

Bewan Systems

Cisco Systems

D-Link

Entone

Huawei

Motorola

NEC

NETGEAR

PacketFront Systems

Pirelli Broadband Solutions

Sagem

SMC Networks

Sumitomo Electric Networks

Telco Systems

Teldat

Telsey Telecommunications

Thomson

Tilgin

Westell

Xavi Technologies

Zhone

Zoom Telephonics

ZTE

ZyXEL

3.0   Technology Overview

3.1 Home Networking Solutions

3.1.1    The Value of Home Networking to the Service Provider

3.1.2    “No-New-Wires”

HomePNA

HomePlug

DS2/UPA

MoCA

Panasonic HD-PLC

ITU G.hn 9960

IEEE P1901

3.1.3    Wireless

Wi-Fi®

Aceurity

Celeno

ProVision Communications

Quantenna

Ruckus Wireless

WHDI™ (AMIMON)

WirelessHD®

3.2 Service Providers and Connected Home: Key Solutions

3.2.1    Remote Management

2Wire

Alcatel-Lucent

Allied Telesis

Alloptic

Axiros

Cisco

ClearAccess

Comtrend

Dimark

FinePoint Technologies

Genexis

Motorola

PacketFront

Pirelli Broadband Solutions

Telco Systems

Telcordia

Tilgin

Zhone Technologies

ZTE

3.2.2    Device Management

Cisco HNAP

OMA DM

UPnP DM

3.2.3    Installation and Configuration Tools

Affinegy

Cisco (Pure Networks)

Enure Networks

SingleClick Systems

3.2.4    Applications Development and Execution

OSGi

Jungo

SoftAtHome

WiPro Technologies

3.2.5    Digital Rights Management

Cloakware (Irdeto Group)

Latens

Verimatrix

Widevine

3.2.6    IMS Support

3.2.7    Remote User Interfaces

3.2.8    Residential Gateway Silicon

Applied Micro Circuits

Broadcom

BroadLight

Cavium Networks

Centillium

Conexant

Cortina Systems

Freescale Semiconductor

Ikanos Communications

Infineon Technologies

Marvell

Mindspeed Technologies

PMC-Sierra

Teknovus

Texas Instruments

TransSwitch

Vitesse Semiconductor

4.0   Forecasts

4.1 Residential Gateways

5.0   Market Implications and Recommendations

5.1 Grading Service Providers and Connected Home Strategies

5.2 Moving Bandwidth and Services Deeper in the Home

5.3 Multi-platform Access to Services

5.4 Focus on Customer Satisfaction and Support

5.5 Building Holistic and Proactive Support Mechanisms

Connected Home Components
Service Provider Strategic Considerations
Managed Residential Gateways: Operational and Consumer Benefits
Connected Home Benefits for Service Providers and Consumers
Penetration of Service Provider-deployed Home Networks: By Broadband Access
Home Network Growth: U.S. and Canada
Applications Enabled on the Home Network
U.S. Broadband Households with Service Provider-deployed Home Networks
Household Penetration of U-verse and FiOS Broadband
AT&T and Verizon Residential Gateways
U.S. Cable MSOs and Home Networking
U.S. Cable Operators and Whole-home DVR
Number of Set-top Boxes in Digital Cable Households
MTS and SaskTel IPTV Subscribers
Canadian Service Providers and Home Networking
Growth of Home Networks in Major Western European Countries
Notable European Residential Gateway Deployments
BT Hub and France Telecom Livebox
FT Group Livebox Units Installed - Europe
Growth of Home Networks in Major Asia-Pacific Countries
Japanese Home Networking Offerings
Korean Home Networking Offerings
Chinese Home Networking Offerings
Interest in Value-added Services
Demographic Profile of Consumers Interested in Broadband Value-added Services
Interest in Value-added Services: The Impact of a Service Provider Home Network
Interest in Home Network-enabled Applications
Satisfaction with Broadband Services
Percentage of Broadband Households with Bundles
Satisfaction with Broadband Services: The Value of the Bundle
How do Value-added Services Impact Customer Satisfaction?
Broadband Service Providers Contacted for Tech Support
Broadband Service Providers: Call Center Metrics
Customer Support Costs: Broadband Service Providers and Home Networks
Operational Savings Realized with Service and Device Management Systems
Notable Residential Gateway Companies
U.S. Home Network Node Growth
Network Media Market Share
Home Networking Deployments by Service Providers
Reducing Triple-play and IPTV Installations with Home Networking Solutions
“No-New-Wires” Networking Solutions
“Single-chip” Standards Efforts
Wi-Fi® Certified Products
Performance of Wi-Fi® Standards
Wi-Fi Enhancements for Consumer Electronics
Next-generation Wireless Solutions
Remote Management Features
Notable Remote Management Solutions Vendors
BroadbandHome™ Remote Management Framework
Additional Device Management Solutions
Home Network Installation and Configuration Tools
OSGi-based Service Model Architecture
Third-party RG Software Players
Solutions Aimed at Home Network Content Protection and Rights Management
Notable Residential Gateway Processor Providers
Residential Gateway Household Forecast Methodology
Households with Residential Gateways
Worldwide Data Networks and RG Forecasts

Publish Date: 3Q 2009

Pages: 91


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Executive Editor: Tricia Parks
Published by Parks Associates

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