In order to meet this consumer demand, operators and Service providers are challenged to increase their services along with increasing subscription. Increasing bandwidth, lowering BOM costs, enhancing performance and a reliable way of ensuring QoS for applications such as VoIP, HD video, gaming, and video chat are some of the top hurdles that need to be resolved for the next generation CPE devices. From an operator standpoint, better infrastructure and support for new applications and services is needed. All of this while keeping their costs to an optimal level without requesting subscribers an arm and a leg for service offerings. One of the ways to keep the cost of deployment down, operators are looking at avenues such as remote configuration, monitoring and setup of devices which provides the option for quick device provisioning and also handle support issues remotely. Additionally, there are use cases within a Machine to Machine (M2M) scenario where residential devices can be managed remotely with the help of an intelligent residential gateway.
According to ABI Research report, “Service providers view home networking not only as an avenue to create consumer loyalty but also as a new revenue-generating cash cow.” Instead of pure voice or data services, service providers now include content, applications, networking, and sometimes gaming and even energy management in their service offerings.
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