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September 28, 2017 //By Simon Forrest, Director of Segment Marketing, Imagination
Virtually speaking: Smart architectures for smart home gateways
We’re at the dawn of a new technological revolution: an era where billions of hitherto disparate and unrelated devices become connected and able to share information. Of course, we all recognise this as the onset of the “Internet of Things”, which promises to make everyone’s lives simpler and easier.

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.


Further information

Want to know more? You’ll find further information on MIPS Processors on Imagination’s website at A detailed appraisal of virtualized architectures for home gateways can be found at Additionally, visit prpl for more information on virtualization and security here

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