The Broadband CPE is the gateway for broadband services entering the premises. Declining pay-TV revenues create a market where companies strive for viable triple and quad play services. Cable companies and Telco’s are competing for market share. This drives innovation such as cable companies to embed EMTA’s in products to offer VoIP.
Despite continued evolution in DSL technologies such as DSM, FTTC, and VDSL2+, the move to DOCSIS 3.0 and the race to Gigabit capability to support HD TV applications and peer networking by Cable Co’s continue to create market shifts. The continually evolving market looks set to see EPON, DPoE, EoC, Channel Bonding and SDV support in the gateway of the future.