Through recent technological evolutions, the latest standards of cables, xDSL and xPON can now provide 10 to 100 Mbps of bandwidth. Rapidly growing Internet bandwidth provides a good means for service providers to offer Triple Play, a service that unites video, voice and data on a single subscriber line. Triple Play allows service providers to differentiate themselves, increase opportunity costs for customers who may want to choose between service providers, and permit cross-selling for services beyond legacy offerings. Triple Play also benefits businesses and consumers, allowing them to enjoy multiple services with a lower cost of ownership.
As Triple Play is becoming popular, the offered services are no longer limited to IPTV, VoIP and Internet surfing. More and more value-added applications, for example, on-line gaming, music downloading, and Video on Demand, are included in the offerings to form a total solution for home entertainment.
Quality of Service (QoS) is one of the key success factors for Triple Play. When multiple services are offered, prioritisation is needed to guarantee the services.
D-Link provides a variety of Integrated Access Devices (IADs) that suit the deployment of Triple Play service. An IAD provides all the functions that your home needs to establish a fast, secure Internet connection, and to make and receive Internet calls. Compliant with Home Gateway Initiative Smart QoS, the IAD automatically detects the type of connected devices and assign pre-defined priority for each device. This QoS support allows users to enjoy high transmission for applications such as IPTV, VoIP and online gaming.
Additionally, many D-Link IADs support wireless. This provides the Triple Play service to mobile devices at home, enabling a so-called 'Quad Play' service that includes video, voice, data and mobility.