Don’t I just need a higher-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi product to make Triple/Quad play IPTV/video applications work in the residential market?
Not necessarily. Adding bandwidth to the Wi-Fi network will not automatically enable wireless video distribution. Video requires a consistent, low-delay availability of network bandwidth. Newer 802.11n WLAN technologies such as spatial multiplexing mode in MIMO increases the wireless data rate but will not guarantee bandwidth consistency. As radio signals ebb and flow (due to motion or interference from Bluetooth phones, for example) and other applications compete for the WLAN’s bandwidth, transmission errors and delays will still occur.
- Don’t I just need a Wi-Fi product that supports the 802.11e draft standard, or WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia, a Wi-Fi Alliance interpretability certification) to make IPTV / video work?
- Don’t I just need a Wi-Fi product that supports the 802.11e or WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia, a Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification) to make voice and video work?
- Can’t I just use any Ethernet-equipped access point and adapter for Triple/Quad play IPTV/video applications in the residential market?