Infonetics Research recently released excerpts from its new “Gateway Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider” survey. The report looks into service providers’ strategies for deploying and pricing residential gateways, the applications driving their deployments, and their top picks for residential gateway vendors, services, technologies, and features. Among the highlights of the survey:
- The percentage of operators offering IPTV services using a residential gateway will increase from its present 88% to 100% by 2013.
- The number of operators offering WiFi hotspot access using a residential gateway will grow to 82% by 2013.
- Service providers remain reluctant to offer integrated ONTs and residential gateways.
- Operators consider the top 3 residential gateway vendors to be Huawei, Pace, and ZTE.