WBA recently published the In-Home Wi-Fi Industry Guidelines highlighting the need for intelligent network optimization, identifying the gaps in current in-home Wi-Fi standards, and providing an industry go-to reference when preparing for ‘Smart Home’ deployments.

With the rise of Multi-AP solutions and the concept of mesh networks, there is a growing demand for open interoperability in the home environment, which escalates further with the introduction of the IoT devices. This project will define a set of performance metrics and subsequent test plans which will be collected from a group of operators’ live use cases, conducted in a real operating environment. These range from enhanced Wi-Fi coverage, critical diagnostic information needed by operators for remote management, dynamic KPI reporting, simple deployment per subscriber, among others.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Business objectives

  • Tackle the challenges that have contributed to inconsistent performance in home environment Wi-Fi deployments, including a lack of uniform coverage and visibility into the in-home Wi-Fi experience.
  • Help operators understand the in-home transformation (including IoT) and increase customer satisfaction through a better quality of experience.

Target Outcomes

  • Define operator requirements and test cases under various deployment environments including Private Wi-Fi, Guest Wi-Fi and Community Wi-Fi.
  • Address the deployment challenges, home network security issues and define requirements with multi-AP solutions

Target Audience

WBA Members, In-Home solutions providers, Cable operators, Wi-Fi operators, Cellular operators, Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem players, Networking equipment providers, System integrators.

LEADING PARTICIPANTS

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Keywords

In-Home, In-Home Wi-Fi, Internet of things (IoT), Security, Quality of Service (QoS), Smart Home, Residential, Mesh Networks, Multi-Dwelling Building/Unit, Wi-Fi 6

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