The spotlight is on Broadcomâ€™s Community Wi-Fi software service as the newest go-to technology for cable subscribers, according to Light Reading, a top source for news for the communications industry.
Community Wi-Fi was recently named as a finalist in theâ€śBest New Cable Service or Applicationâ€ť category by for Light Reading’s Leading Lights awards. A run down on the technology: Broadcom’s software, coupled with a DOCSIS 3.0-enabled cable set-top box or media gateway allows cable operators to offer on the go Wi-Fi hot spots â€“ dubbed Community Wi-Fi, as a new service to their subscription customers.
Such Community Wi-Fi hot spots are already being put in action in the U.S. and Europe. The Netherlandsâ€™ biggest cable operator, Ziggo, launched a trialÂ as a test for a wider implementation.
Light Reading’s “Best New Cable Service or Application” will be awarded to “the company that has developed a potentially market-leading product,” according to their website.
The software technology was chosen among a competitive group that included Comcastâ€™s X1 platform and Liberty Globalâ€™s Horizon TV.Â Winners are set to be announced at an awards dinner Â at New York’s Manhattan Penthouse on Nov. 7 at the Ethernet Expo Americas trade show.
See the full list of all categories and nominees.