NETGEAR ADDRESSES KEY TELCO OPERATOR CHALLENGES WITH TWO NEW VDSL GATEWAYS COMBINING CHANNEL BONDING WITH G.VECTOR AND 802.11AC WIRELESS
New gateways deliver high-throughput performance and support innovative services while reducing operator costs
AMSTERDAM — October 22, 2013 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced immediate availability of two new high-performance, vector-enabled platforms for telco service providers, the NETGEAR Dual WAN VDSL2 802.11ac Wireless Gateway (VEGN2620) and the NETGEAR VDSL2 Channel Bonded 802.11ac Wireless IAD (VEVG2660) (http://netgear.com/service-provider). The company is demonstrating its latest solutions for the connected home in Hall 11, MR3 of the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam’s RAI Exhibition Centre from October 22-24.
Telco operators face a number of challenges today; chief among them is the delivery of adequate network bandwidth to enable advanced revenue-generating services while also driving down the cost of their service delivery model. NETGEAR has designed the VEGN2620 and the VEVG2660 (the “VEGN26x0”) to address these challenges through VDSL, channel bonding and g.vector to deliver more effective access bandwidth to home and small business locations, enabling HD IPTV, IP voice, and high-availability Internet. These OSGi-capable devices seamlessly integrate with third-party applications to enable new services. They can support a variety of USB attached devices, such as storage or a NETGEAR AirCard® USB modem for advanced 4G LTE mobile broadband connectivity. Moreover, through the NETGEAR genie® application, a simple, elegant dashboard, the end customer can manage, monitor, and repair the home network easily, reducing costs as a result of fewer service calls.
"We developed these products to simplify operational cost control, enhance deployment and support efficiencies, and fulfill the promise of next-generation service delivery. The VEGN26x0 is a complete triple-play service delivery platform, offering greater flexibility with VDSL vectoring and fiber WAN options, combined with unmatched 802.11ac wireless rate and reach, IP-based voice support with DECT base station, and advanced OSGi-based application integration," said Mark Dehmlow, director of marketing for NETGEAR Service Provider Business. "We're providing what's truly the ultimate operator service-enablement platform."
Key features of the VEGN2620 and the VEVG2660 include:
- Dedicated VDSL2 and GigE WAN ports
- 2-port VDSL2 channel bonding to double the available bandwidth to the end-user
- Vectoring-capable, reducing noise interference and increasing bandwidth rate and reach
- ADSL2+ fallback
- 2x2 2.4GHz 802.11n
- Optional simultaneous dual-band 3x3 802.11ac WiFi
- Pre-configured WPA/WPA2 and WPS
- Multi-SSID support Single USB 2.0 host port, second optional
- 4-port GigE LAN with fiber WAN option
- 2 FXS SIP ports (on the VEVG2660)
- DECT6.0 / Cat-iq 2.0 Base Station (on the VEVG2660)
- TR69 and OA&M ready
- IPv6 dual stack ready
The NETGEAR Dual WAN VDSL2 802.11ac Wireless Gateway (VEGN2620) and the NETGEAR VDSL2 Channel Bonded 802.11ac Wireless IAD (VEVG2660) are both available now for service provider deployment worldwide.
- Please visit http://netgear.com/service-provider for information on NETGEAR broadband products for service providers.
- For information on NETGEAR DSL routers and gateways for telco operators, go to http://netgear.com/service-provider/products/routers-and-gateways/dsl-gateways/default.aspx.
- NETGEAR offers a variety of NETGEAR AirCard USB modems for mobile broadband connectivity: http://netgear.com/service-provider/products/mobile-broadband/usb-modems.
- Download the free NETGEAR genie app at http://www.netgear.com/genie or from the Google Play or App Store.
Broadband World Forum attendees are welcome to visit the NETGEAR meeting room (MR3) in Hall 11 of the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre to see live demos and product showcases emphasizing access acceleration, with a focus on g.vector, channel bonding and fiber termination. Highlights include the new VEGN2620 and VEVG2660, along with other ADSL and VDSL gateways, fiber products, in-home connectivity solutions including connected media set-top boxes, and advanced service enablement software.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 45,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 40,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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* Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.
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