NETGEAR announced today the new C6250 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Gateway and will be showcased with a live demonstration in booth V20 in Hall 10.1 during the 2013 ANGA COM tradeshow taking place this week at the fairgrounds in Cologne, Germany.
Claimed to be the industry’s first 802.11ac cable gateway with Beamforming for service providers, it features an integrated DOCSIS/Euro DOCSIS 3.0 modem with up to 800 Mbps speed, dual-band, dual concurrent AC1600 (300 Mbps @ 2.4 Ghz 802.11n + 1300 Mbps @ 5 Ghz 802.11ac) with Beamforming, 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet switch, 2 voice ports with support of PacketCable 2.0, USB host port with NETGEAR ReadySHARE® technology for easy access and sharing content from external USB port storage and printer sharing, support for operators’ initiative of WiFi offload using GRE soft tunnel, NETGEAR genie support to easily manage the home network and TR069 and SNMP tools for the remote management.
“802.11ac is already the most advanced WiFi standard available today. The addition of Beamforming technology gives users even greater connectivity and throughput within their home or business WiFi network,” said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “As operators continue to expand their multi-screen video offerings, we will see even greater adoption of both 802.11ac and Beamforming capabilities in cable CPE.”
NETGEAR’s C6250 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Gateway permits operators’ customers to experience better WiFi coverage optimized for a faster, more stable video, voice, gaming and media experience with the inclusion of Beamforming. This inclusion connected with Beamforming towards the 802. 11ac standard makes a direct, WiFi signal of which tresses through to every attached gadget as well as sustains a solid interconnection even though you move around your home as well as business. Beamforming chages 802.11ac gateways into highly-focused WiFi networks that optimize overall wireless performance and deliver the experiences service providers’ customers want: super-fast downloads, clearer voice calls, uninterrupted HD video, and lag-free gaming.
By simply bringing in Beamforming into the C6250 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Gateway, operators could experience significant value and benefits. Increased performance and a more stable connection can help reduce the number of support calls that operators receive related to WiFi connectivity and performance. Service providers’ customers may experience increased levels of customer satisfaction with the reduction of dead zones and performance variation due to device orientation. When using mobile devices incorporating 802.11ac, they will also experience increased throughput for faster speeds and downloads and better streaming quality. Service providers will find the addition of Beamforming to be exceptionally helpful as more and more mobile devices incorporating 802.11ac become available, such as the smartphones from Samsung and HTC that are shipping now. Additionally, standard-based implementation can help ensure interoperability with a wide variety of 802.11ac client devices.
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