Global Connected Home Technical Analysis Report 2021 with Surveys of 802.11ad, 802.11ay, and VLC Related Patents (2017-2019)


Dublin, Feb. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Connected Home: Marketing and Technical Analysis 2021" report has been added to's offering.

This report addresses issues related to multi-gigabit transmission inside of premises.

Such a selection was based on the intention to analyze the most advanced techniques that support multi-Gb/s speeds of transmission together with other latest achievements in indoor wireline/wireless communications. Besides, these techniques are applicable for supporting a wide spectrum of indoor services - from entertainment to Home Area Networks to the broadband Internet.

The report shows that wireline indoor communications are evolving towards ITU as a technology that can use all three existing indoor wirings - electrical, phone and coax to achieve the speed of transmission of more than 1 Gb/s. The standard developers believe that it can become the universal standard for home/small office networking; though shipments PLC and MoCA equipment expects to be ahead at least till 2020-2021. Altogether, wireline technologies experience severe competition from rapidly developing wireless advanced indoor communications.

802.11ac and 802.11ad are two relatively recently introduced WLAN technologies. They are demonstrating WLANs developments towards multi-Gb/s rates and efficient coverage. The major trend in WLAN silicon is towards using tri-band chips - 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 60 GHz bands - all implemented in a single device. Such a trend together with the falling electronics prices and convenience of wireless (vs. wireline) connectivity make 802.11xx a winning technology.

Report also addresses next-generation WICT - IEEE802.11ax (5 GHz band) and IEEE802.11ay (mmWave band). They are coming online for wide commercialization in 1-2 years.

Visible Light Communications (VLC), which is defined by the ITU as the 5G technology opens additional opportunities for indoor communications. Dual-purpose LED lighting/transmission is efficient means of communications with the multi-Gb/s speed of transmission and covering offices and homes and similar structures.

All above-mentioned technologies with their advantages and issues are analyzed in this report, which addresses corresponding markets and applications as well.

The report also surveys 802.11ad, 802.11ay, and VLC related patents (2017-2019).

The analysis of several advanced indoor communications technologies and related markets, applications, and surveys of the industries are presented.

In particular, this report concentrates on:

Wireline indoor communications, including:

  • HomePlug AV2 (MIMO)
  • MoCA (2 and 2.5 and 3)
  • HomePNA 3.1 - ITU

Wireless indoor communications, including:

  • IEEE802.11ac
  • IEEE802.11ax
  • IEEE802.11ad
  • IEEE802.11ay
  • Visible Light Communications (VLC)

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction
1.1 General
1.2 Statistics
1.3 Scope
1.4 Structure
1.5 Research Methodology
1.6 Target Audience

2. Wireline ICT
2.1 PLC - HomePlug
2.1.1 HomePlug Powerline Alliance Goal Timetable
2.1.2 HomePlug AV2 Advances HomePlug AV2-mimo General Certification Major Improvements Specification Details MIMO Role Industry

  • Broadcom
  • D-Link
  • Extollo
  • GigaFast Ethernet
  • Lea Networks
  • Netgear
  • Sineoji
  • Trendnet
  • TP-Link
  • Qualcomm Atheros
  • Zyxel

2.2 HomePNA and ITU MIMO-based Technologies
2.2.1 HomePNA Alliance (HomeGrid Forum)
2.2.2. Specifications General HomePNA Specification 3.1: Major Features Fast EoC HomePNA Major Benefits ITU General Standard Details Differences Common Features Acceptance HomePNA and Documents - G.9963 Drivers G.9963 Details Industry
2.3 MoCA Technology
2.3.1 General Roadmap
2.3.2 Partnerships
2.3.3 Details MoCA 2.0 MoCA 2.5 and MoCA 3 Security
2.3.4 Summary
2.3.5 Samples of Vendors

  • Actiontec
  • Arris (CommScope company)
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco
  • MaxLinear
  • Netgear
  • Teamly Digital

2.3.6 Comparison

3. Wireless ICT
3.1 IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
3.1.1 Approval
3.1.2 Advanced Wi-Fi Standard
3.1.3 Major Features: Summary
3.1.4 Benefits
3.1.5 Usage Models
3.1.6 Waves
3.1.7 Industry

  • Broadcom
  • Buffalo
  • D-Link
  • Huawei
  • Linksys
  • Marvell
  • Netgear
  • Qorvo
  • Quantenna (a division of ON Semiconductor)
  • Redpine Signals

3.1.8 MIMO and 802.11ac Standard Comparison
3.2 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
3.2.1 Scope Wi-Fi 6E
3.2.2 First Products

  • Asus
  • Broadcom
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • Marvell
  • Qualcomm

3.3 60 GHz WLAN
3.3.1 Benefits and Issues
3.3.2 WiGig Alliance Specification: 60 GHz Wi-Fi WiGig Protocol Adaption Layer Specifications WiGig Bus Extension and WiGig Serial Extension Specification WiGig Display Extension Specification Union
3.3.3 IEEE 802.11ad - 60 GHz Wi-Fi Status Coexistence Scope Channelization PHY MAC Specifics Use Cases Industry

  • Blu Wireless
  • Lattice
  • Peraso
  • Qualcomm
  • Tensorcom
  • TP-Link Market Market Drivers Estimate
3.3.4 P802.11ay - Next Generation 60 GHz Wi-Fi Purpose and Time Schedule Scope Details Channel Bonding and Aggregation IEEE 802.11ay Physical Layer Industry

  • Blu Wireless
  • Qualcomm

3.4 Visible Light Communication (VLC)
3.4.1 VLC - Innovation
3.4.2 LED Specifics Properties Spectrum
3.4.3 Types
3.4.4 LED Modulation Limitations
3.4.5 LED - Dual Functionality
3.4.6 Developments - History
3.4.7 Technical/Economic Characteristics
3.4.8 Communications Aspects: VLC Place Drivers Industry Activity VLC Standards Development IEEE 802.15.7 Standard - IEEE 802.15.7-2018 - IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks-Part 15.7: Short-Range Optical Wireless Communications IEEE802.15.7r1 IEEE 802.11bb IEEE 802.15.13 JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) Standards Visible Light Communications Association (VLCA) ARIB T50-V.4 ECMA 397-2010 Li-Fi Consortium ITU Report ITU-R SM.2422-0: Visible light for broadband communications G.9991 (03/2019)
3.4.9 VLC Channel - Details General Structure Transmitter Receiver Image Sensors LED as Receiver Major Characteristics General Modulation Specifics VLC Channel: Characteristics Summary Emerging Areas Limitations
3.4.10 Applications: Summary Indoor VLC Channel
3.4.11 Market
3.4.12 Industry

  • Basic6
  • Casio
  • Lucibel
  • LVX
  • Nakagawa Laboratories
  • NEC
  • Oledcomm
  • Outstanding Technology
  • Philips
  • PureLi-Fi
  • Signify
  • Siemens
  • Supreme Architecture
  • VLNcomm

3.4.13 5G View Attocell Cell Structures
3.4.14 Lights Off

4. Conclusions

Attachment I: 802.11ad - related Patents Survey (2017-2021)
Attachment II: VLC - related Patents Survey (2017-2021)
Attachment III: 802.11ay - related Patents Survey (2017-2021)

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