Altice Labs, the technology development arm of the European service provider, has unveiled a portfolio of RDK broadband gateways.
TheRDK-powered gateways include a GPON gateway and a DOCIS 3.1 gateway both with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capability.
The line-up also includes and a DOCSIS 3.0 gateway with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) capability.
According to the RDK organisation, Altice Labs also plans to offer an XGS-PON gateway with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) in the coming months.
Devices within the portfolio will be used by Altice Europe and Altice USA, and Altice Labs will also showcase the gateways to other service providers at the upcoming Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam.
The launch highlights a growing interest in providing RDK technology for multiple network types apart from HFC cable, with broadband services providers such as Altice supporting multiple access network technologies.
“Altice Labs is proud to join the RDK community by offering a suite of new RDK-based gateways to meet the needs of our parent company and other leading operators around the globe. The RDK GPON gateway has already been deployed with SFR in France, and we look forward to additional deployments soon. Our suite of Altice Labs’ gateways with RDK can help improve operator efficiency across access technologies and accelerate operator innovation by using a common approach for Wi-Fi management, device diagnostics and data analytics,” said Alcino Lavrador, general manager of Altice Labs.
“Altice Labs is renowned for developing world-class broadband solutions, and we’re honored to have them in the RDK community. Altice Labs should be commended for its ability to develop RDK solutions across multiple access network technologies, and for its use in the world’s first GPON deployment with RDK. These exciting broadband products are a clear testament to Altice Labs’ technological leadership and commitment to RDK,” said Steve Heeb, president and general manager of RDK.
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