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Arris CALA Executive Forum

Connected household needs mobile fixed-convergence

Hugo Ramos, Regional Chief Technologist of Arris, as well as other speakers at Arris CALA Executive Forum developed in Miami at the end of August, put in the center of the connected home the concept of mobile fixed convergence. They agreed that it is not just about reaching high speeds, but to ensure an uninterrupted wireless connection at home, with standards that allow the same quality of experience in each room.

WiFi devices in the home are dominant in quantity but the lack of standardization in certain layers of the OSI (Open System Interconnection) model makes it difficult to manage them. For example, while the physical layer has definitions of the different WiFi standards, the antenna gain or power are not defined, which makes it difficult to harmonize the user experience.

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