RUEIL MALMAISON, France, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
At the 2014 Broadband World Forum, Sagemcom launches and demonstrates the first ultra-high speed G.fast broadband residential gateway.
This new Sagemcom F@st 5360 combines both a compact and powerful gigabit residential gateway with a well-featured home media center.
Confirming its leadership in communication terminals with a high-value add with this new innovative solution, Sagemcom provides a full range of residential gateways integrating both VDSL2 Vectoring/Bonding and G.fast solutions enabling internet service providers to deliver up to 1GBPS on the copper network.
Ahmed Selmani, Deputy CEO of Sagemcom Broadband explains: "Leveraging on more than 12 years‘ experience in the broadband industry, we are proud to today place in the market the first G.fast residential gateway allowing FTTdp deployment. Complementing our VDSL2 Vectoring range, this will allow our customers to benefit from powerful solutions and thus deliver ultra-high speed to their subscribers."
Sagemcom and Alcatel-Lucent have been working together to ensure interoperability between customer premises equipment and networking equipment for VDSL2 vectoring. The companies will continue this collaboration for the introduction of G.fast technology.
Geert Heyninck, General Manager of Alcatel-Lucent’s Fixed Networks Broadband Access, commented: "G.fast is set to have a major impact on the industry, enabling operators to significantly increase the broadband speeds they provide their customers. Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of this new technology and supporting interoperability with ecosystem players like Sagemcom is important to ensure an end to end G.fast solution is available to operators as quickly and widely as possible."
A French high-tech group of international dimensions, Sagemcom operates on the broadband (digital home, set-top boxes, Internet routers, telephony and multimedia terminals), telecoms and energy (smartgrid and energy management) and retail.
With a revenue of around 1.2 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4,200 people on five continents; currently a European leader on most of its key markets, Sagemcom aims to become a world leader in communicating terminals with high added value.
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