Netgear today announced DOCSIS 3.0 AC1900 voice and data cable gateway (C7000B) with Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1900 (600+1300) Mbps and DOCSIS speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second for cable broadband service providers.
John Kendall, senior analyst for Connected Home at IHS, said: “All Internet service providers are adjusting their CPE strategies to enable more data into homes, and more robust, higher capacity networking around them. High capacity Wi-Fi in particular has moved from a differentiation luxury to a quality of service priority for operator-provided CPE.”
IHS said the average Western European home owned 3.9 smartphones, tablets and laptops in 2013, and this number is expected to grow to 4.5 in 2014. To be able to support consumer demand for concurrent HD quality video streams over a wireless home network, Wi-Fi penetration in worldwide cable broadband CPE shipments is expected to grow from 50.1 percent in 2013 to 73 percent in 2017.
Built-in NETGEAR Enhanced Support Tools, with SNMP, TR-069 and NETGEAR genie, offer cable operators comprehensive, simple-to-use tools for customer support, remote device management and field upgrades, all of which can help lower overall support costs.
High power amplifiers and antennae design offer better Wi-Fi coverage. Hotspot capabilities using GRE soft tunneling enable operators to virtually expand their network and provide more connection points to their customers. An integrated 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and PacketCable 2.0 provide enhanced data and HD voice capabilities.
“The AC1900 Wi-Fi and DOCSIS Gigabit speeds enable service provider customers to have the world’s fastest Wi-Fi for all of their devices, anywhere in the home,” said Naveen Chhangani, director of product management for Netgear Service Provider Business.