For service providers to deliver VR, 8K, and other next-gen video services to the home, they’ll need to offer gigabit or higher wi-fi.
The need for totally reliable “every room, wall-to-wall” high-speed wi-fi is essential for the longer-term survival of service providers as they look to extend new applications over IP like VR, 8K video, and utility management in the smart home.
That’s the chief concern expressed by leading operators and vendor partners meeting at Cable Congress in Dublin.
“Now that the gigabit service to the edge of the home is a reality, the in-home experience is exposed,” said John Higgins, chairman, Global Digital Foundation, speaking. “Currently, wi-fi remains the major driver for call support but increasingly ‘television’ connects to more than TV sets. How can service providers deliver on the multi-gigabit home promise and improve overall customer satisfaction?”