Techno Economic Analysis of Interconnected Digital Home Networks
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A home network is a popular method of allowing computers to communicate with each other within a given residential area or a local area network. Homes are the new frontiers of technology in the current global scenario, a digital interconnected home network is a reality and an efficient means to exchange information seamlessly across different homes and across different geographies is the need of the hour. The interconnection of different homes is possible with the existing ADSL subscriptions but would need changes in the existing gateway structures, which could be challenging for the less techno-savvy. In an effort to make life easier for the end user and help making the interconnection between various home networks seamless, a small device called I-Box is introduced through this project, which is essentially a small UPnP device with rich features and functionalities. This thesis gives an overview of the I-Box technology and with the help of various popular theoretical frameworks and concepts, investigates available Marketing channels and suggests a suitable deployment strategy for the I-Box by making a comparative study of the various possible scenarios and thereby identifying the most suitable model for its deployment.