Telstra taps Technicolor for hybrid modem deployment

Australian telco Telstra has tapped Technicolor Connected Home to deploy the latter’s new Smart Modem 3. 

The device is a hybrid modem that provides broadband access to Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) and also offers 4G network backup to ensure continuous availability of high-speed connectivity.

Beyond providinng broadband access to the home, Telstra’s Smart Modem 3 also delivers connectivity throughout the home with Wi-Fi 6 technology.

The modem is built on Technicolor Connected Home’s Homeware technology, including middleware management that allows Telstra to automatically upgrade features and functions.

The open systems-based platform enables Telstra to offer subscribers additional services such as smart diagnostics tools, according to Technicolor, allowing Telstra to troubleshoot and optimize the performance of connected home networks remotely.

“The Smart Modem 3 shows our commitment to driving industry leading innovation in our home broadband products. We’ve worked hard with partners such as Technicolor to create a modem which delivers fast and secure Wi-Fi, on more devices, in more parts – especially the furthest corners – of the home,” said Nathan Gumley, executive of home and entertainment at Telstra.

“Over the course of the last two years, the pandemic has made the connected home the central hub for work, education, entertainment and digital lifestyles. Technicolor Connected Home and Telstra teamed up to provide Australian homes with a feature-rich CPE that meets the demanding and discerning requirements of the most sophisticated and tech-savvy consumers,” said Mercedes Pastor, SVP of the Eurasia customer premises equipment business unit for Technicolor Connected Home.

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