HGW – Home Gateway
The HGW is the successor to the vastly popular STB however, where the STB has a dedicated role with respect to providing TV services, the HGW is designed to be a much more capable device. Features of the HGW may include: Control of IPTV services. CPE to network interface. IMS terminal. Media Storage. Advanced security. Femto Cell. As more and more service are delivered via IP transport networks, the HGW will see a considerable rise in popularity, particularly since many STB are not capable of handling the new generation of services.
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