It's Friday! In today's roundup of gigabit news, Arris expands its gigabit gateway line, AT&T sues Nashville over a new Google-friendly law, Ting adds to its list of gigabit cities and more.
One of the primary features that Arris touts with its Touchstone gateways is the ability to ensure high-quality video delivery over an in-home wireless network. Video, after all, is what's driving the need for gigabit broadband. Among the quality-of-service functions in the gateways, Arris is including a dedicated video SSID, which creates a WiFi link specifically for use by wireless set-tops. That means that set-tops get their own dedicated bandwidth in the home for video streaming.
Arris is also highlighting security and service management features in its gigabit gateways, as well as IoT functions. The most advanced gateway in the Touchstone portfolio includes multiple IoT radios and a software stack that was built to support applications that ease the onboarding, provisioning and monitoring of Internet-connected devices. On that front, Arris has also introduced a new Touchstone Development Partner Program. Through the program Arris is working with software developers to create the applications that will enable new connected-home services.
— Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading