Verizon wireless updating
If you've had your wireless router for years, chances are there's a firmware upgrade you could (and should) perform.
One important feature of OTA is that one central location can send an update to all the users, who are unable to refuse, defeat, or alter that update, and that the update applies immediately to everyone on the channel.Interop Technologies provides a number of nationwide wireless operators in the US with an SS7 Based Over-the-Air device management solution.This solution allows operators to manage wireless device functionality including renumbering handsets, updating phone settings, applications and subscriber data and adjusting PRL to manage cost structures.There are a number of standards that describe OTA functions. The Zig Bee suite of standards includes the Zig Bee Over-the-Air Upgrading Cluster which is part of the Zig Bee Smart Energy Profile and provides an interoperable (vendor-independent) way of updating device firmware.OTA is similar to firmware distribution methods used by other mass-produced consumer electronics, such as cable modems, which use TFTP as a way to remotely receive new programming, thus reducing the amount of time spent by both the owner and the user of the device on maintenance.
Your router’s firmware is basically the operating system that's specifically designed to run on your specific make and model of router.