Standard Interface: The RG approach provides a common core set of protocols in a one-box design. Standardization will lower the costs of the box due to economies of scale.
Packaging Options: Service providers can extend their current business model for the RG approach, and build the cost of the RG into the base rate.
New Markets: The service providers will achieve new revenue streams, by offering new differentiated services, such as Internet access, video telephony, and wireless capabilities. Differential services give the service provider a competitive advantage.
Network Management: One service provider can perform all security and network diagnostics from the external network interface. The RG will be much easier to service and maintain than currently proposed TV set-top box approaches. The enabling of remote software diagnostics and extensive network monitoring results in substantial labor savings in field service calls.
Protection Against Obsolescence: The RG approach provides a flexible package for the service provider, that should not become obsolete as new services emerge. Upgrading should involve no more than swapping out a module.