This is especially true when factoring in the associated costs of running help desks because the customer misconnected something, or recovering the costs of all consumer premises equipment throughout the customer’s contract.
In summary, virtualization of the home gateway is an advantage from both engineering and commercial standpoints. Virtualized architectures ultimately lead to simpler deployments with faster time-to-market, an associated reduction in costs, a broader selection of third-party services with capability for an operator to deploy dynamically, plus a single gateway that is managed exclusively by the operator leading to increased customer satisfaction.
Imagination is working with several partners to deliver these benefits using MIPS processors, and we expect to see a new generation of home gateways harnessing the power and potential of virtualized architectures.
Want to know more? You’ll find further information on MIPS Processors on Imagination’s website at https://www.imgtec.com. A detailed appraisal of virtualized architectures for home gateways can be found at www.imgtec.com/event/smart-architectures-smart-home-gateways-new-challenges-new-thinking. Additionally, visit prpl for more information on virtualization and security here https://prplfoundation.org/virtualization-security