About Peter White

Peter White - Wi-Fi Analyst and Co-Founder Rethink Research. Peter has been involved in technology for 35 years, and is now the Lead Analyst at Faultline, a digital media research service offered by Rethink Technology Research. In his work at FaultlinePeter has built an understanding of wired and wireless Triple Play and Quad Play models includingmultiscreen video delivery, taking in all aspects of delivering video files including IPTV. This includes all the various content protection, conditional access and digital rights management, encoding, set tops and VoD server technologies. Peter writes about all forms of video delivery is fascinated with the impact IP is having on all of the entertainment fields, and calls his serviceFaultline because of the deep faults which can devastate large established companies operating in the fields of consumer electronics, broadcasting, content delivery, content creation, and all forms of telecommunications operators, as content begins to be delivered digitally. Peter is currently advising major players and start up ventures in this field, and has both written and validated business plans in the area.

Celeno to steal first US deal out from under Quantenna’s nose

Israeli WiFi chipmaker Celeno, burst on the scene in 2010 when it got a boost from a China Telecom order for WiFi within its set tops, and it followed that up with deals at Deutsche Telekom and finally Liberty Global, before great rival US, Quantenna began to soak up tier 1 WiFi deals.
Both Qualcomm’s […]

By |June 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In-flight WiFi to spread quickly as costs come down

In-flight WiFi in Europe is an elusive luxury today, reserved only for the high-end airlines which charge top prices for the privilege, while WiFi on planes in the US is a much more common amenity. A report published this week by NSR Aeronautical Satcom Markets 5th Edition report.    claims that in-flight connectivity will […]

By |May 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Comcast, Charter cooperation on wireless could lead to so much more

We’re going to say it before anyone else thinks of it, just in case Comcast and Charter turn out to have the audacity to take a shot at it. Why don’t they plot to bring down and acquire Verizon, not T-Mobile US?
That’s right we’ll more or less come right out and say it. Comcast […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Mesh Wi-Fi Gaining Ground in the US

Mesh WiFi continues its invasion of US WiFi with a new deployment by Atlantic Broadband, the US cable subsidiary of Canada’s Cogeco, which offers TV, internet, and phone services to 246,000 homes in 5 US regions, which bills itself as the 9th largest cable operator in the US.
This is another Mesh WIFi US deal after […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Arris pushed as one of favorites in chase for Brocade asset Ruckus

US cable technology firm Arris is in discussions to acquire a slice of the networking business from Broadcom’s Brocade Communications, and is willing to pay a sum exceeding $1 billion, accord-ing to Reuters. Could this be Arris admitting that the future of the set top is bleak, and wireless is the way forward? We […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why we don’t think SON and WiFi have a great future together

Last week both Qualcomm and Quantenna have used the word SON, a convenient acronym stolen from LTE, in conjunction with WiFi. In our view, it is a misnomer and SON (self-organizing/optimizing network) should be left firmly in the cellular camp.

Quantenna has used this as its answer to total home connectivity, calling its software framework […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Altice pulls Cablevision’s Freewheel service and waits for real WiFi-First

Back in July, Cablevision announced that it would shut down its Freewheel WiFi-only phone service, and now it says that the December billing cycle will mark the last one for the offering. Hailed as a game-changer when it started operation less than two years ago, in fact Freewheel has been superceded by the growing […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Ruckus plus Brocade IP division could attract Arris, Cisco, Nokia, others

Broadcom, Ltd bought Brocade Communications Systems for $5.9 billion, giving the company a strong offering in networking storage business.While Brocade has a broader networking business, under the terms of the deal, Broadcom will divest the IP networking part of the business including Ruckus Wireless, a company Brocade just recently acquired.
Given the rapid converging of […]

By |November 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments