Insights | White Paper

Smart Router: The gateway to next-gen services

Whether you’re defending market share or looking for new revenue streams, developing an intelligent, agile platform is a must-have to unlock a new wave of services.

 

The broadband router is a prize asset ubiquitous in the home and business network and, crucially, one which has the potential to offer serious competitive advantage for operators keen to stem churn and create new value-added services.  Whether you’re defending market share or looking for new revenue streams, developing an intelligent, agile platform is a must-have to unlock a new wave of services. Could the ‘smart’ router similarly unlock a wave of innovation leading to a slew of new services – this time with the network operator in charge? 

In this whitepaper we will consider the role that the broadband router might play in providing a platform for operators to exploit the intelligent edge. It will outline the applications that the smart router can enhance today. It will also consider what would be required of the hardware and software to support more agile and configurable capabilities.