By Michelle Gamble-Risley, Director, HomePNA Marketing
More HomePNAmembers companies are integrating components and devising ways to increase throughput speeds to make the IP based home entertainment experience even better. Take for example, Actiontec Electronics’ announcement of its new line of triple-play VDSL2/ADSL2+ Universal DSL Wireless Gateways, which include support for HomePNA and MOCA in addition to Ethernet and WiFi, and are designed to fuel the next generation of high-speed data, HDTV, and Voice over IP services. The advanced gateway offers throughput speeds up to 100 Mbps upstream and downstream over existing copper access lines -- enabling carriers to deploy ultra-broadband service via any access architecture including CO-based DSLAM, remote DSLAM, or FTTx and any access protocol (ATM or PTM). With guaranteed QoS and a data rate of 320 megabits per second, HomePNA 3 can provide over 200 megabits per second of user throughput, enough speed to really make use of the high performance DSL interface.
What does this mean to the average consumer—more bandwidth to accommodate the rise of social media and IPTV where video and audio files suck up bandwidth faster than you can download. New products like the Universal DSL Wireless Gateway increase speeds and capabilities enabling the user to have the capability for an uninterrupted, video-rich entertainment experiences without objectionable glitches. So as the proliferation of social media continues to rise and IPTV becomes a common household entertainment experience, the end user can expect it will all happen without their knowledge or need to know. Now isn't that cool? We certainly think so.