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Market Insight: Wi-Fi Mesh Can Drive Business Growth for Semiconductor Vendors

Published: 18 October 2017

ID: G00333566

Analyst(s): Bill Ray


Broadband connections are failing to deliver over the last meter. ISPs and third parties are looking to address this failure with Wi-Fi mesh technology. Technology strategic planners must differentiate the functions most valued by OEMs and ODMs to gain a share of this growing segment.

Table Of Contents


  • Opportunities for Differentiation in Mesh Technology
  • Points of Differentiation in More Detail
    • Network Configuration
    • Frequency Bands and Channels
    • User Controls
    • Network Diagnostics
    • Home Automation Features
    • Service Upselling

Background and Context

  • Mesh Is an Important Evolution of Wi-Fi Networking
  • Mesh Network Architecture

The Impact

  • Consumer ISPs Will Provide Mesh Networks to Their Customers
  • Home Hubs Will Be Combined With Mesh Networking Nodes


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