SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Smartcom, a provider of professional services and products for the telecommunications and electronics industries, released a portfolio of highly-optimized residential gateways under the xCPE brand, equipped with powerful features to provide enhanced internet quality at home and operational savings for service providers.
xCPE tackles a major challenge faced by service providers today. New connected gadgets and content streaming are pushing the limits of home Wi-Fi, resulting in bottlenecks and increased support calls. Service operators today must manage the customer experience beyond the CPE.
The new product line features a fully customizable embedded operating system that enables management via the industry-standard TR-069 protocol and can incorporate unique, customer-required functionality. A centralized system monitors the performance of the xCPEs by gathering key indicators as well as information on Wi-Fi interference and degradation. Operators can perform historical analysis and can identify immediate problems. Corrective action can be taken to prevent frustrating and costly customer support calls and visits. The xCPE hardware is optimized, manufactured at scale and features several configurations.
providers spend heavily on their core and access networks to bring faster speeds to residential customers’ CPEs. The full return of these investments cannot be realized if users suffer poor internet quality on their tablets when sitting on the couch. The need for more data at home opens up new opportunities that can be unlocked with Smartcom’s xCPE.
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