ZyXEL launches VDSL2 home gateways that ease copper to fiber conversion

NOVEMBER 9, 2010 -- ZyXEL Communications has announced the VSG series of VDSL2 home gateways. ZyXEL says the gateways make the transition from copper to fiber-optic FTTH environments pain-free for both service providers and subscribers.

NOVEMBER 9, 2010 -- ZyXEL Communications has announced the VSG series of VDSL2 home gateways. ZyXEL says the gateways make the transition from copper to fiber-optic FTTH environments pain-free for both service providers and subscribers.

Featuring wireless-N and dual WAN access, the VSG series includes the VSG1432 and the VSG1435 with built-in HPNA over coax adapter for IPTV provisioning.

ZyXEL’s VSG series features include:

  • a VDSL2 modem
  • dual WAN capabilities
  • four-port 10/100M Ethernet switch
  • USB 2.0 port
  • wireless access.

Supporting multiple deployments options, the gateways deliver speeds up to 100 Mbps downstream/45 Mbps upstream over copper and Gigabit Ethernet WAN for fiber. This dual WAN functionality offers service providers greater flexibility when migrating from one access technology to the next, as subscribers can use the VSG series for both VDSL2 and FTTH, ZyXEL says. For providers, this helps resolve such logistical issues as stocking different products to ease operational expenses.

In addition, the VSG1435 CPE features a built-in HPNA adapter for IPTV deployments, connecting the gateway directly to set-top boxes over coaxial cable. The HPNA adapter offers speeds of up to 320 Mbps and quality of service (QoS) features that support streaming HDTV channels.

ZyXEL’s new family of gateways supports high-speed wireless 802.11n technology. The products also support QoS traffic prioritization for triple-play services. The VSG series devices are plug-and-play with TR-069 remote management support to help reduce both deployment and maintenance costs for operators.

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