Arris launches new broadband gateways

ArrisBroadband technology outfit Arris has launched two new broadband gateway devices, the NVG578 and NVG558, targeting the Passive Optical Network (PON) and fixed-wireless markets.

The NVG578 is a PON gateway platform that provides a range of options to delivery today’s GPON speeds, as well as next-generation XGS-PON and NG-PON2 speeds of up to 10Gbps symmetrical, according to Arris.

On the wireless side, this gateway delivers whole-home Gigabit Wi-Fi, with options to offer 802.11ac and upgrade to 802.11ax in both dual-band and tri-band configurations. The NVG578 also support smart home applications with optional IoT radio support.

Arris cited IDC predictions that the smart-home segment will experience a compound annual growth rate of 19.8% by 2021.

The NVG558 is an advanced fixed wireless broadband gateway that supports triple-play services, thanks to integrated technology that can deliver 4G LTE and 3.5GHz CBRS. It also has potential to support future 5G services, according to Arris.

The NVG558 and NVG578 both offer Docker container support, which Arris says will help speed up time-to-market. The devices include full support for Arris HomeAssure, Arris’s WiFi solution to extend coverage and simplify the end-user WiFi experience.

“Service providers are evolving their networks to deliver today’s high-bandwidth experiences while preparing for tomorrow’s multi-gigabit services. We designed the Arris NVG578 and NVG558 broadband platforms to simplify that process. They offer unprecedented flexibility to support smart-home devices; video experiences like UHD streaming, gaming, VR, and AR; and a full range of next-generation services,” said Larry Robinson, President, Customer Premises Equipment, Arris.

“Service providers can trust ARRIS’s leadership in PON, our scalable broadband platforms, and our industry-proven firmware to build a foundation for the future that delivers secure and reliable services today.”

Tags: Arris, IoT, smart home