2021年家庭Network趋势

As we look forward to 2021 and the potential for a return to pre-pandemic normal in the second half of the year, we still see a lot of the acceleration of digital services staying with us through 2021 and accelerating into 2022. 在这篇博客, 乔周润发 and 查尔斯·奇弗 provide some of the most important home network trends to follow.

With the holidays behind us, consumers have added even more connected devices to their homes. 聪明的助手, 智能插座上, 安全 cameras and doorbells are becoming some popular additions to our connected home. 随着我们大多数人仍然在家工作和上学,设备的不断增加表明了连接对我们的家庭是多么重要. 如果你不相信Wi-Fi和互联网连接是马斯洛生理需求层次(i.e.比如空气和水),那么现在你可能相信了. As we look forward to 2021 and the potential for a return to pre-pandemic normal in the second half of the year, we still see a lot of the acceleration of digital services staying with us through 2021 and accelerating into 2022. 以下是一些最重要的家庭Network趋势.

点击微博: What should consumers and service providers expect in home networks for 2021? CommScope’s 乔周润发 and 查尔斯·奇弗 provide some important trends to follow.

Wi-Fi可靠性和性能

消费者 are now not satisfied to just connect with poor performance in many rooms of their home. 大流行把我们所有的房间都变成了工作和学校场所, we now see the importance of high-performance Wi-Fi to every part of our homes. 随着 wi - fi 6 technology and its 15-35% boost in overall home performance over previous Wi-Fi 5 solutions, we saw a sharp growth in the roll-out of more wi - fi 6 access points from service providers in 2021. 虽然传统客户端设备很流行,并没有完全释放wi - fi 6的4倍性能提升,但wi - fi 6对于为家庭创建一个新的Wi-Fi基础的重要性不能被夸大. 新的wi - fi 6多接入点网格解决方案加上Wi-Fi管理软件解决方案也将成为标准,因为即使是较小的家庭也可以通过Wi-Fi扩展解决方案改善性能. 这些解决方案的可靠性需要由云计算和基于消费者应用程序的解决方案来控制,这些解决方案需要在可能的情况下自我修复,并向服务提供商支持代表和消费者展示解决剩余问题的能力.

对家庭Network的容量改进

We have seen more than a 50% increase in upstream traffic in the last 9 months as we work, 学校和住在家里更多. 视频会议和共享云存储的使用表明,提高上下游能力可以提高我们在这个加速发展的数字经济中竞争和生存的能力. 我们希望看到更多的额外产能 DOCSIS upstream in 2021 with more use of the 204MHz capability we have in many of the solutions we have shipped. 我们也看到了从1Gbps GPON解决方案向10Gbps XGS-PON转变的势头,为未来的服务做准备.

服务提供商正向家庭服务的超级聚合者转变

聚合流媒体服务

在过去的一年里,我们看到了更多的 奥特 video streaming services, with lock-down binge viewing and movies going straight to streaming. 随着越来越多的奥特服务上线, the need to aggregate these services and simplify the consumer experience grows. While service providers have integrated streaming services with their own Pay TV offerings for a while, there will be increased focus on addressing the broadband only customer with operator-supplied streamers. 这一举措将加速有线电视运营商从基于qam的视频传输到所有ip -视频服务的家庭转变.

聪明的助手

随着智能助手的成熟,它们现在可以作为一种S/W集成到设备中,我们看到多个助手同时存在于家庭中的一台设备的速度在加快. 像语音互操作性倡议(Voice Interoperability Initiative, VII)这样的解决方案正在打破技术和用户界面障碍,使服务提供商的智能助手能够与所有商业上可用的助手协同工作. 由于消费者也担心智能助手的隐私问题,将会有更多的关注和创新来解决这一问题, helping consumers get comfortable and drive further adoption of digital assistants. 

物联网服务

随着IP连接家庭小组(CHIP)的发展势头和他们的工作,我们希望看到家庭中的单个中心能够为所有物联网服务和应用创建IP连接. 这将消除智能家居解决方案中的一些碎片化和部署问题,并简化用户体验. 它还为服务提供商提供了一个独特的机会,为所有家庭服务提供家庭物联网聚合功能.

新家居解决方案服务

服务提供商一直在等待机会,以便能够将新服务推送到他们投资的设备上,并部署到消费者家庭中. Next year will see the emergence of platforms capable of deploying new services from the cloud such as IoT, 安全, 智能助手和低延迟在按需的基础上标准化, 易于部署框架. This will drive innovation and revenue growth opportunities for service providers.

整个家庭和每个房间的媒体消费也将在服务提供商平台上正常化,每个房间都能够访问所有媒体,从音频服务到视频服务,每个房间都有简单的设备添加,提供整个家庭和跨家庭的体验.

虚拟的去看医生, 远程医疗和就地老龄化是投资大幅加速的三个领域,因为我们正在向家庭提供更数字化和技术化的解决方案,而不是在大流行期间不得不前往医生办公室. 

转向更可靠的确定性和低延迟服务

It would have been hard to miss the announcements this year on the allocation of 6GHz spectrum to unlicensed use. 与美国和其他国家分配多达1.2GHz频谱解锁66Gbps无线潜力,可用于家庭. With the creation of the wi - fi 6E and first products available to use this newly approved spectrum, we will see new products in 2021 that will use this huge capacity of spectrum for an array of applications. 我们预计Wi-Fi - 6E将在2022年和2023年的时间框架内取得更大的进展,因为频谱将在全球范围内发布,客户端和应用程序将开始陆续到来.

这种新的6GHz频段也首次对Wi-Fi的性能产生了决定性的影响——与有线连接相匹配. 并且, 给那些在DOCSISNetwork上的人, 增加的低延迟DOCSIS支持与这一新的Wi-Fi - 6E能力一致,以驱动确定性和低延迟服务到家庭. 我们期待在这种超低延迟决定论上看到新的创收用例,从“没有借口最好的延迟游戏”,到为延迟不可容忍的AR和VR体验提供基础平台. Knowing your latency score on your network will become as important as the bandwidth from your service provider.