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Sources say carrier is starting HD-over-WiFi home networking trials, with deployments soon to follow

AT&T's U-verse Gets Ready for Ruckus

Phil Harvey
News Analysis
Phil Harvey
5/14/2009
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Installs take time
As reported earlier by Light Reading, AT&T's survey data from December 2007 showed its newer technicians (those with less than three months experience) were taking an average of 6.4 hours to complete a typical U-verse installation. (See The U-verse Experiment.) More experienced techs were completing installations in about 5.3 hours, and the company, at that time, said its target rate for installations is "under five hours."

AT&T hasn't yet responded to an inquiry about its most recent U-verse installation times, and Light Reading couldn't find any more recent, publicly-released figures.

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A total home solution?
One twist to using Ruckus in a U-verse home comes with AT&T's Total Home DVR service, which allows consumers to watch up to two standard-definition shows and two HD shows simultaneously, while playing back two HD shows and one standard-def show, simultaneously, to any TV in the home with a U-verse set-top. (See AT&T Completes Total Home Rollout.)

About a year ago, AT&T was specifying an available throughput of around 80 Mbit/s on a U-verse home network. This would allow for a fully-loaded Total Home DVR (doing all the things mentioned above), plus some data use, some voice calling, and a tiny bit of headroom for quality of service.

It's unclear whether Ruckus's gear could provide that 80 Mbit/s connection. But, as noted earlier, our sources say Ruckus will soon be an installation option, not a mandate.

Ruckus declined to comment on this article. An AT&T spokeswoman, via email, noted: "We regularly explore new technologies as part of our normal course of business, but we can't comment on the details of our technical plans or trials."

— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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DCITDave
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DCITDave,
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12/5/2012 | 4:04:38 PM
re: AT&T's U-verse Gets Ready for Ruckus


thanks BBR:


http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/ATT-Exploring-HDTV-Over-80211n-102470


thanks xchange:


http://www.xchangemag.com/hotnews/at-t-raises-a-wireless-u-verse-ruckus.html


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kitathul
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kitathul,
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12/5/2012 | 4:04:38 PM
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Does AT&amp;T U-verse have a buiness offering for SMBs? Good article that gives details and the direction AT&amp;T is moving with U-verse. Kit Athul

ChanoGomez
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12/5/2012 | 4:04:09 PM
re: AT&T's U-verse Gets Ready for Ruckus


AT&amp;T seems to be betting on wired networks for U-verse. At least, that's the impression I get from this AT&amp;T webinar on next generation wired networking:


AT&amp;T's perspective on the new G.hn standard


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CoryB23
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12/5/2012 | 4:02:59 PM
re: AT&T's U-verse Gets Ready for Ruckus


AT&amp;T U-verse does have small business offerings. &nbsp;If you're trying to find out if your small business has U-verse available to it, send me an email at mcory_bennett@yahoo.com and I can walk you through how you can find out if it's available.


Cory

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