Lantiq and Netgem have introduced the world’s first combined xDSL and LTE Residential Gateway, HYBRIDGE. The rising need to access high-definition video streams, including on-demand and OTT content, on multiple screens leads to an ever growing demand for bandwidth that is not always available to all consumers on existing copper networks.
HYBRIDGE is a high-end VDSL gateway that includes the Lantiq DSLTE technology - based on the latest AnyWan GRX300 Network processor family. On this platform, the Netgem Quattuor advanced LTE mobile hotspot can be docked to provide the additional bandwidth.
Dirk Wieberneit, Head of the Customer Premises Equipment Business Unit of Lantiq, comments: “Telecom operators all over the world are looking for ways to boost the data rates they can offer to their fixed-line subscribers with minimum investment. We are excited that together with Netgem we can now offer this first DSLTE product, which will help carriers to achieve this goal. With our large footprint in the DSL Gateway domain and the rapidly emerging market for Residential LTE -Gateways it was a logical step for us to combine both technologies.“
"With more than 15 years of experience delivering connected home services in hybrid environments, we have a strong belief that technologies need to be combined to address the surge of both multi-screen and high quality video services. We are particularly proud to partner with Lantiq to develop this breakthrough DSLTE Residential Gateway. With HYBRIDGE, operators will be able to provide a fluid and high quality multi-screen video experience to any subscribers anywhere,“ commented David Remaud, Head of Mobility Business Line for Netgem.
First samples will be presented in October 2013 at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam. Visit us at the Lantiq booth (C4, hall 11).