Netgem and Lantiq create combined xDSL and LTE gateway

Broadband access and home networking specialist Lantiq and video technology specialist Netgem have launched what they say is the world’s first combined xDSL and LTE residential gateway.

The device, dubbed Hybridge, is designed to meet the need to access high-definition video streams, including on-demand and OTT content, on multiple screens by combining xDSL and LTE WAN, which enables aggregated bandwidths reaching up to 200Mbps at home, according to the pair.

The VDSL gateway includes Lantiq’s DSLTE technology, based on the AnyWan GRX300 Network processor family.

Netgem’s Quattuor LTE mobile hotspot device can be docked on the gateway to provide additional mobile bandwidth.

According to the companies, the device can provide up to 200Mbps downstream and 100Mbps upstream, while the aggregated DSL and LTE WAN bandwidth enables several HD video streams simultaneously, including in areas where the wireline service is ADSL only, rather than VDSL. In addition Hybridge offers Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and dual band concurrent 2.4GHz plus 5GHz WiFi.

“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,” said Dirk Wieberneit, head of the customer premises equipment business unit of Lantiq.