Qualcomm has embarked on a journey to redefine the broadband experience with the launch of its 10G Fiber Gateway Platform. The new platform, coupled with the company’s Service Defined Wi-Fi technology, will help accelerate broadband innovation in the coming years, ushering the industry into a new era of home connectivity powered by Wi-Fi 7.
As Qualcomm points out, the majority of home broadband connections today are powered by Wi-Fi. However, the diversity of devices, applications, and connectivity technologies makes it “nearly impossible” to manage and maintain the same level of service across the entire network. This is where its Service Defined Wi-Fi technology comes into play. It offers a “unified data flow management architecture, from cloud to device,” to address this challenge.
The Qualcomm 10G Fiber Gateway Platform further elevates the connected experience in the home with sustained high-speed internet. It combines “10G Passive Optical Network (PON) technology with multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi 7 connectivity” to deliver fast connectivity with low latency across the entire network of connected devices. Everything from your smartphone and computer to smart TVs, home security cameras, connected appliances, and more.
Qualcomm wants to redefine the home internet with its 10G Fiber Gateway Platform
According to Qualcomm, its 10G Fiber Gateway Platform will redefine the broadband experience in three fundamental ways. Firstly, it is interoperable with leading operator Optical Line Terminal (OLT) solutions and offers architecture flexibility. This allows service providers to utilize the platform according to their needs. Operators can create a diverse product portfolio and scale their service across the network with a common framework.
Qualcomm’s user experience-first approach further ensures exceptional connectivity and service with real-time connectivity optimizations and other management tools tailored to the unique profile of user applications. Finally, the Qualcomm 10G Fiber Gateway Platform gives service providers and their developers “full access to the technology tools within to drive service innovation in the home.”
The company says developers will get full programmability of the gateway through open APIs. It also offers “comprehensive support for the leading middleware ecosystem, open-source platform OS, and powerful on-board processing.” Additionally, the platform gives access to all building blocks required for a streamlined development. This helps in an accelerated deployment of differentiated services and value-added applications.
In Qualcomm’s words, the new platform will give service providers “unprecedented orchestration and insights to help improve their subscribers’ quality of experience.” It will allow them to offer “differentiated services optimized for applications such as gaming, streaming, and employer-supported work-from-home optimized service.” The new technologies will be commercially available in the summer of 2024, the company confirmed in a press release.