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  1. 1. <ul><li>Rick Thompson </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading </li></ul>Multimedia Whole-Home Networking: Solving the IPTV Distribution Dilemma A Heavy Reading Report Published May 2006
  2. 2. “ Whole-Home” Networking <ul><li>“ Whole-Home” refers to the capability to distribute, network, and access entertainment (video/audio), communications (voice), and information (data) anywhere in the home, on any device within the home. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Record an IPTV asset (movie, TV show, etc.) on one device within the home, like a master IP STB/DVR, but access it via another device (remote TV/IP STB) over the in-home network. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than simply distributing IPTV from the home gateway to the IP STB. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. High-Level Technology Comparison Detailed Pros & Cons of Each Technology In Report Initial deployments of video-optimized 802.11g are promising. Ruckus Wireless leading market. Carriers worldwide will continue to drive NG WiFi. AV standard chipsets not readily available, lags MoCA, HPNAv3. DS2 (UPA) leads powerline deployments internationally to date. Expect more action 2H06 and 2007. AT&T deploying as part of Lightspeed. Emerging as preferred NA telco choice. SA, 2Wire, etc., integrating today. Verizon deploying as part of FIOS. MSO market may be larger opp. Moto & others integrating today. Additional Notes 802.11e, WMM, proprietary techniques for optimized 802.11g. TDM/CSMA-CA-based MAC MAC-level QoS with unlimited priority levels RF/IP bandwidth separation; challenges with standard IP priority markings QoS 2.4GHz cordless phones, microwaves, etc. Surge protectors, electrical motors, switching power supplies, dimmers, etc. Limited Limited Interference 802.11i, WEP, WPA2 128-bit AES AES DES Security $ (lowest opex) $ $ $ Opex $$$ $ $ $$ Capex 802.11g max 54Mbps; video-optimized consistent throughput 15-30Mbps range; 802.1n promising 100+Mbps. 200Mbps max; 120Mbps realistic; observed testing 50-80Mbps max (98% outlet coverage may drop significantly 140Mbps max, 128Mbps initial chipsets; 80-100Mbps proven in field. v3.1 max PHY rate 340Mbps. 270Mbps max; 140Mbps realistic; 100+Mbps proven in field. NG chipsets targeting 160-200Mbps. Data Rate Air Electrical Powerline Coax and phoneline (RG6 & RG59 coax) Coax cabling (RG6 & RG59) Physical Medium 802.11x (NG WiFi) HomePlug AV HPNAv3 MoCA
  4. 4. Multimedia Home Networking Taxonomy Access Network Copper and/or Fiber Infrastructure: ADSL2plus, VDSL2, FTTx (Home Networking WAN Interfaces Integrated into NID and/or ONT) Ethernet Cable (CAT-5,6) Coaxial Cable (RG6, RG59) Twisted Pair Phoneline Electrical Powerline Air IEEE 802.3 HPNAv3 MoCA Proprietary HPNAv3 HomePlug AV Proprietary (UPA) IEEE 802.11x Network Connected Multimedia CPE: IP STB, DVR, Home Gateway, Media Bridges, PC/Laptop, Media Server, Gaming Console, Etc. (Other Critical Technologies: MPEG-4 Decoders, DRM S/W) Multimedia CPE UI Technologies: IPTV Browser, EPG, TV/PC Web Browser, Video Search and Navigation TR-064: LAN side CPE Mgmt WT-111: Remote Mgmt of home devices (TR-069 pass-thru) TR-069: WAN-side CPE Mgmt WT-135: STB Object model Physical Medium Standard/ Technology Home Devices Remote Mgmt. User Interface
  5. 5. High-Level Report Findings <ul><li>IPTV’s arrival is causing an important shift in priorities and focus in the home networking sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Service providers see home networking as a critical component for IPTV - one they need to control. The market is shifting from consumer-driven to service-provider driven. </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing opex is a primary motivation for service providers’ multimedia whole-home networking initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>IP-over-coax technology will dominate the North American IPTV home networking market for the next several years. </li></ul><ul><li>Europe and Asia will lead deployment of powerline and next-gen WiFi home networking, as a result of laxer requirements. </li></ul>
  6. 6. High-Level Report Findings (Cont.) <ul><li>Next-gen WiFi tops service providers’ wish lists for multimedia home networking, but mass adoption isn’t imminent. </li></ul><ul><li>Remote management and control of the subscriber premise is just as critical as the home network medium. </li></ul><ul><li>Access network architecture may influence and/or dictate the choice of home networking technology </li></ul><ul><li>Home networking technologies are evolving from external adapters to integrated technology components within IP STBs, home gateways, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vendors Profiled <ul><li>Airgo Networks Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Alcatel (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA) </li></ul><ul><li>Amino Communications Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) </li></ul><ul><li>Coaxsys Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Coppergate Communications Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Design of Systems on Silicon SA (DS2) </li></ul><ul><li>Entone Technologies Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Entropic Communications Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Intellon Corp. </li></ul><ul><li>Linksys, a subsidiary of Cisco Systems Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) </li></ul><ul><li>Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) </li></ul><ul><li>Netgear Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR) </li></ul><ul><li>Netopia Inc. (OTC: NTPA) </li></ul><ul><li>Pace Micro Technology plc (London: PIC) </li></ul><ul><li>Ruckus Wireless Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Atlanta Inc., a subsidiary of Cisco Systems Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Siemens AG (NYSE: SI; Frankfurt: SIE) </li></ul><ul><li>Telsey SpA </li></ul><ul><li>2Wire Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Ubicom Inc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Service Providers Profiled <ul><li>AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidated Communications Inc. (NYSE: CNSL) </li></ul><ul><li>Magnet Networks Ltd., a subsidiary of Columbia Ventures Corp. </li></ul><ul><li>PCCW Ltd. (NYSE: PCW) </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>SureWest Communications (Nasdaq: SURW) </li></ul><ul><li>Swisscom AG (NYSE: SCM) </li></ul><ul><li>Telefonica SA (NYSE: TEF) </li></ul><ul><li>Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) </li></ul><ul><li>Major North American incumbent carrier that requested anonymity </li></ul>

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