SCTE: managing the last metre in the home
IBC2022: Historically, an ISP managed networked services, then provided the connectivity to the modem in the customer’s premises – the last mile. The expectation then was that the customer would have the technical ability to manage the local area network (LAN) and services in-house. As the LAN became Wifi, so the ISP began to take responsibility for services within the premises – we might call it the last metre. Non-technical consumers now perceive the availability of services in the home as the responsibility of the ISP. This is a paradigm shift that is a challenge for all service providers. In this special IBC workshop, we will focus on some of these specific challenges and how the industry is solving them.