DECEMBER 15, 2008 -- Dutch FTTH operator Reggefiber Operator BV (search for Reggefiber) and equipment provider Genexis BV (search for Genexis) have signed a frame agreement for the delivery of Genexis's FTTH gateways to the fiber networks of Reggefiber. The Genexis FiberXport gateway will be placed in each home and delivers a combination of broadband Internet, voice-over-IP telephony, and television. The rollout is already fully underway in more than 10 Dutch cities.
"Fiber to the home is the last step to be taken in order to offer end-users real access to the digital highway," says Peter Kamphuis, director operations at Reggefiber. "The Genexis FTTH gateway enables us to deliver triple play and more while maintaining low installation and operating cost."
Reggefiber is currently rolling out Europe's largest FTTH network, according to the two companies. Genexis says its FTTH gateway plays a crucial role, offering the end-user an easy-to-use and reliable portal to the digital highway.
"The choice for Genexis strengthens our position as the leading supplier of fiber-to-the-home equipment in Europe," says Gerlas van den Hoven, CEO of Genexis. "Customers all over Europe are selecting our Ethernet point-to-point gateway since it provides real broadband in the most flexible and cost-efficient way."
The Reggefiber will pursue an open network model; the network will be opened to service providers through a variety of active networks operators, including Reggefiber's own active operator. Reggefiber plans to connect at least 2.5 million homes in the Netherlands by 2013.
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