Free White Papers
We have a range of resources to keep you informed on the latest trends, technology, and applications in broadband delivery and the digital life. These free white papers are geared specifically to help you address the unique challenges and take advantage of the opportunities in delivering broadband communications and entertainment services.
Home Networking over COAX (July, 2011)
With the rise of applications like IPTV and multi-room DVR, the home network
has become critical to the quality of the broadband and television
experience. Triple play service providers need to take an active role in the
installation and management of the home network in order to keep customers
happy with their television service. As a result, there has been considerable focus
on wired connections in home, particularly over existing wiring media (power lines,
phone lines, and coax cables) that do not require a time-consuming and expensive
The Service Gateway...The Future of Connected Home Applications (July, 2011)
Over the coming years, exciting applications will help consumers improve their day-to-day
lives via innovative energy management and home management applications over their
home network. Broadband service providers can differentiate their
subscriber experience with practical applications like home management,
energy management, and home health services. As the focal point of the connected home,
the service gateway is an essential component in managing and deploying these new
services. This whitepaper discusses emerging whole-home applications, as well as the key
technical factors that should be considered when selecting a service gateway for this new
An Industry Look at Wi-Fi Direct (July, 2011)
The promise of Wi-Fi Direct is pretty simple: create a protected connection between two devices over standard Wi-Fi with as little hassle as possible. This whitepaper introduces readers to this new standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance, covering topics from the technology details to applications and a market update.
Ensuring Interoperability in the Microsoft Mediaroom Environment (April, 2011)
Microsoft Mediaroom is the most widely deployed IPTV platform. This whitepaper discusses the role of the residential gateway in the Mediaroom environment, as well as the leading role Actiontec has taken for the deployment and interoperability of Mediaroom compatible home gateways.
The Rise of Netflix and its Impact on Broadband (April, 2011)
Netflix subscribers now make up approximately 17 percent of all U.S. television households. During peak hours, Netflix streaming accounts for more than 20 percent of all downstream traffic in North America. Their CEO was named Fortune Magazine?s businessperson of the year for 2010, and their stock price has more than tripled over the past year. But what does this rapid success mean for broadband service and service providers? This whitepaper will explore subscriber and streaming trends, as well as the adoption of consumption based pricing models in the U.S.
The Transition to IPv6... the Bottom Line (March, 2011)
With a skyrocketing population of Internet users worldwide and an explosion of 'smart' Internet-enabled devices ranging from tablets to appliances, global Internet trends are taxing the existing Internet Protocol, IPv4, which has been in place since 1981. On February 4th, 2011, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) handed out the last remaining IPv4 address blocks.
Meeting the Growing Demand for Broadband (February, 2011)
Global IP traffic is expected to quadruple by 2014. We?re at a significant moment
in the evolution of broadband. The rise of the connected consumer has sparked
an explosion in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, as well as connected
appliances and devices in the home, from televisions to smart meters. Consumers are
rapidly changing the way they consume media and this new media landscape requires
faster broadband connections at home and on the road. What does all this mean for
broadband service providers?
This whitepaper explores the key trends in broadband today, including traffic trends,
connected devices, mobile broadband, and over the top (OTT) content. In addition, the
paper discusses the implications of increased traffic on broadband service providers,
particularly the unique challenges and opportunities facing carriers in the increasingly
CrossTalk's Annual Market Research Report 2010 (January, 2011)
Actiontec announces the release of the 2010 Annual Market Research Guide. Based on the company's monthly ?CrossTalk? telco and broadband publication, the Annual Market Research Guide is a comprehensive guide to 2010?s industry market research reports. Organized by keyword and fully linked, the Annual Market Research Guide is an indispensable overview of 2010 and a resource that we hope will be continually used and referenced.
Understanding Home Network Security (July, 2010)
There are countless dangers lurking on the Internet, and it is important for equipment manufacturers, service providers and consumers to take the proper security precautions. This white paper will highlight some of the known issues and offer suggestions to all groups on how they can create and maintain a secure home network.
4G LTE Market Update (July, 2010)
This whitepaper summarizes the latest news, events, technology advancements and market statistics for the 4G LTE wireless broadband market. Broadband service providers of all sizes will learn how they can benefit from this new technology and market.
The Smart Grid... Where are we now? What's next? How can Telecommunication Providers participate? (June, 2010)
This whitepaper is intended to educate telecommunications and broadband service providers on the latest concepts and developments in the smart grid. Particular focus is placed on the role of service providers in smart grid applications - and the strong opportunity available to differentiate and enhance broadband service packages through innovative home automation and energy management applications.
Technology Trends to Watch (March, 2010)
This white paper explores emerging trends in broadband services and applications, including 4G wireless technologies like LTE, TV everywhere, and the rise of the smart home gateway.
Leveraging Applications to Improve Retention and Increase ARPU (March, 2010)