Five Key Takeaways for Delivering a New Class of Residential Wi-Fi

Recently, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) hosted its members, partners and others in the Wi-Fi ecosystem at the WBA’s Wireless Global Congress in London. Intel was pleased to have Artur Zaks, technologist with our Connected Home Division, participate in a panel exploring the most promising developments in residential Wi-Fi. He joined John Bahr, lead architect of Wireless Research and Development with CableLabs; Jose Pablo Salvador, senior technology innovation engineer with Fon; and Andrew Marchant, director of Connectivity Platforms with Liberty Global in the discussion.

The panel examined how operators can benefit from new opportunities and approaches in residential Wi-Fi. These included strategies to improve network management, strengthen security and enhance Wi-Fi service and coverage—both throughout the home and via public Wi-Fi. The panel discussed new business models based on wholesale Wi-Fi, enabled by a neutral host model and cloud-based Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2). They also explored how Wi-Fi 6, based on the upcoming IEEE 802.11ax standard, will offer a new feature set to improve management, security and service quality.

Here are five key takeaways from the panel:

A new class of residential Wi-Fi

To learn more about the future of home Wi-Fi, visit Also, look for more about the latest opportunities in residential Wi-Fi in an upcoming white paper, expected to be published later this year by the Wireless Broadband Alliance and accessible from the resource center on

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Doron Tal

About Doron Tal

Doron Tal is the General Manager of the Wireless Infrastructure Group in Intel’s Smart & Connected Home Division. He brings over 20 years of experience in networking semiconductors and broadband access. Doron joined Intel in 2016 to lead a platform product marketing team for connected home infrastructure products. Under Doron’s leadership, the team focused on increasing the attach rate of Wi-Fi technology to connected home platforms across retail, cable and telco segments. Prior to Intel, Doron led Broadcom’s Fiber Access business and was previously the vice president of marketing and business development at BroadLight which was acquired by Broadcom in 2012.