Contributors   |   Messages   |   Polls   |   Resources   |   Register for newsletter
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 6   >   >>
mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/6/2018 1:25:07 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Modern homes
> "The average home today has more than ten connected devices..."

So true... it's a pain to manage a home network now. I almost need to hire an IT department to keep my home running efficiently and securely.

100%
0%
afwriter
afwriter
11/7/2018 10:40:03 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Modern homes
@Mhhf1ve I was about to argue that this couldn't be true, but then I started counting up all my devices in my head and laughed at my naivete. 

50%
50%
mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/8/2018 1:04:11 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Modern homes
> " then I started counting up all my devices ..."

I'm just laughing quietly thinking about how many devices are connected during holidays like Thanksgiving and Xmas when teenagers all have phones that they're staring at.... :P

50%
50%
afwriter
afwriter
11/8/2018 5:50:13 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Modern homes
It is a nightmare trying to get any work done over the holidays because my mother-in-law's network just can't handle the number of devices that flood her home. 

50%
50%
DonBrowne
DonBrowne
11/9/2018 8:12:20 AM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Modern homes
It's always interesting to me to see that " consumers rank reliability, speed and low latency as the top three most important attributes in a network." That reliability issue probably would come farther down the list if providers had better reliability to begin with I would suspect.

50%
50%
batye
batye
11/9/2018 11:40:03 AM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Modern homes
@mhhf1ve for me it a scarry reality as what if you have one new infected device joing home network ???

50%
50%
DonBrowne
DonBrowne
11/18/2018 7:04:14 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Modern homes
That is an interesting scenario if one gets a hacked or intruder into their home system and just how long it might take one to realize a problem. Multiply that by millions and there is certainly some concrn over how to increase security in home devices commonly bought off the shelf.

50%
50%
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
11/21/2018 4:53:54 AM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Modern homes
It's a real problem when the network can't handle certain -normal today- number of devices. Every reasonable person has a minimum of two devices working simultaneously. If you are in a house, like in your case, with several aduts wanting to get some work done, plus a few kids perhaps wanting to do their important stuff you get a very slow network. This is something that service providers should fix according to the demands of today's lifestyle. 

50%
50%
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
11/21/2018 4:20:11 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Modern homes
" ... working from home can save people between $2,000 to $6,500 a year." 

How much does a company save when employees work from home? That would also be interesting to know. Just like with the BYOD programs, enterprises are saving a considerable amount of money when people work from home. All in all, everyone wins. 

50%
50%
afwriter
afwriter
11/22/2018 12:32:42 AM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Modern homes
Within an hour of being at my MIL for Turkey Day I was already annoyed with how slow everything was moving. The problem is, not everyone is even here yet. Maybe its a sign that I should take a break, or maybe you are right and providers should anticipate and react to surges like this like they do with big sporting events.

50%
50%
Page 1 / 6   >   >>


Latest Articles
After suffering many quarters of financial and broadband subscriber losses, Frontier Communications' bond owners are ready for dramatic change – including a replacement for CEO Dan McCarthy (pictured), Bloomberg reports today, citing several sources.
Following an acceleration of network construction, Altice USA's FTTP deployment now spans 10% of its Optimum footprint that covers parts of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
Competitive cable operator also generating some operational benefits from its new whole-home WiFi offer.
Slowed or paused purchasing by two major international operators, DT & Telmex, causes ADTRAN's third-quarter revenues to fall 22.9%.
Verizon and Calix bonded four wavelengths in the lab, bringing Verizon closer to its goal of one unified network for multiple services, says Kevin Smith, vice president of network planning at Verizon, during Calix ConneXions 2019 in Las Vegas.
Sponsored Video
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APAC, shares his thoughts on the regulatory and government policy, technology adoption and consumer services ...
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APC, shares his thoughts on industry operators leveraging virtualization, disaggregation and open SDN control, ...
Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, ...
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate ...
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with ...
All Videos
Information Resources
All resources
Video
At the recent Broadband World Forum, Alzbeta Fellenbaum, a principal analyst and manager of research at IHS Markit, discusses the broadband speed ...
At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Michael Philpott, senior practice leader of Ovum's Consumer Services team, outlines the key ...
At the recent Broadband World Forum 2019 event, Lincoln Lavoie from the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) gives an update ...
At the Broadband World Forum 2019 in Amsterdam, Light Reading's Iain Morris and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the industry's hot developments, ...
Alternative UK fixed-broadband network operator Community Fibre is deploying ADTRAN gear to take 10 Gbit/s to London users at aggressive prices.
All Videos
Webinars
ARCHIVED
Thursday, October 17, 2019
12 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London

The ongoing debate around GPON vs EPON can get as heated as discussions around politics and religion, but both technologies offer some advantages over the other depending on the needs your network is servicing.

In this webinar, we will focus on the facts around the GPON vs EPON debate and how that technological decision is almost always made based on factors outside the technology itself.

Key topics include:

  • GPON vs EPON Technologies Overview
  • GPON vs EPON Rates & Reach
  • ITU vs IEEE – Where’s the difference?
  • Future Growth

Broadband World Forum Perspectives
As the Senior Digital Experience Strategist at Canadian operator Rogers Communications, Lindsey Omelon build on her years of marketing experience to approach her strategy with a hybrid ...
There's certainly no shortage of hype around the use of AI in the telecoms sector, but fewer instances of real-world deployments. South Korean national operator KT is one of those ...
Do a Google search of 'artificial intelligence broadband' and you'll get more than 9 million results in less than a second: The sheer volume of content out there shouldn't surprise anyone ...
Comcast, like any other major communications service provider, is undergoing significant changes in the way it grows its business, how it runs its business and the technologies it uses to ...
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes banked big on smart homes and smart cities.
All Broadband World Forum Perspectives
Flash Poll
Radio Shows
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.
Broadband World News
About Us     Advertise With Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS
Copyright © 2019 Light Reading, part of Informa Tech,
a division of Informa PLC. Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Use
in partnership with