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Actiontec Announces VDSL2 Field Trials with Major North American Carriers

Actiontec’s new VDSL2/ADSL2+ Universal DSL Gateway selected to power the next-generation digital home with ultra-broadband delivery and enhanced support for demanding multimedia applications

Sunnyvale, CA – February 23, 2009 – Actiontec Electronics today announced that several leading North American carriers are set to field test its new line of triple play VDSL2/ADSL2+ Universal DSL Wireless Gateways. Scheduled for the end of February, the field trials will run for a couple of months and involve VDSL2 ultra-broadband delivery to several hundred homes.

First unveiled in Q4 2008, Actiontec’s Universal DSL Gateway combines VDSL2 and ADSL2+ ultra-broadband technology, high end processing power, and rich home networking connectivity options to fuel next-generation high-speed data, HDTV, and Voice over IP services. The gateway offers throughput speeds up to 100 Mbps upstream and downstream – enabling carriers to deploy ultra-broadband service via any access protocol (ATM or PTM) and any access architecture including CO-based DSLAM, remote DSLAM, and FTTx.

“During recent months, we completed successful lab trials with major North American carriers and we are confident the Universal DSL Gateway will continue to perform beyond expectations as we move into field deployments,” said Brian Henrichs, Actiontec Vice President of Business Development. “Our goal is to stay on the leading edge of the home broadband gateway market and empower our carrier customers to roll out faster speeds, a new generation of enhanced applications, and a higher quality digital experience.”

The universal DSL modem router integrates a high performance ADSL2+,VDSL, and VDSL2 modem, 4 port Ethernet switch, 802.11n wireless router, and firewall into a sleek and easy-to-use device. Advanced processing power ensures the device can simultaneously support a wide range of demanding multimedia applications, including HDTV, standard TV, Voice over WiFi, media sharing, and online gaming. In addition to standard Ethernet and WiFi connectivity, the universal gateway provides enhanced networking options for distributing premium content throughout the digital home with support for MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) and HPNA3 (HomePNA).

In addition, the new modem router leverages technology that offers a ten-fold improvement in impulse noise resilience and up to a 15 percent service reach improvement. As a result, carriers can significantly improve their IPTV and high speed data services, extend their network service area, and deliver triple play services to more subscribers.

With support for standards-based remote management, the Universal DSL Gateway effectively reduces the operational costs associated with deploying and managing CPE devices in the home through remote provisioning, firmware upgrades, monitoring and diagnostics. Carriers are able to remotely help customers diagnose and resolve problems in the home network and configure new services to give consumers an enhanced, trouble-free experience as they migrate to media-rich, triple play services.

About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions that simplify and enrich the digital life � delivering a unified experience that encompasses communications, entertainment, home management, and more. Actiontec offerings range from the market’s broadest selection of IPTV-capable broadband home gateways for bringing IP-based video services into the home, to DSL modems, wireless networking devices, routers and digital entertainment devices. The company’s carrier-class products are easy to install, manage, and use, and are sold through retail channels and broadband service providers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit

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