"For more than five years, 2Wire has supported BT and its customers with reliable, high-quality residential gateways," said Sean Parham, executive vice president and general manager, Gateway and Management Systems at 2Wire. "We are honored to have been chosen by BT to support this bold new venture, and excited that even more BT customers will experience the benefits of a whole-home, high-speed network enabled by a HomePortal gateway."
Andy Kelly, head of NGA, BT, said, "We are proud to bring super-fast broadband connectivity to our customers in the UK and are eager to partner with companies who share our vision for the next phase of the broadband revolution.
BT’s fiber-based, super-fast broadband network will give subscribers enough speed to run multiple bandwidth-hungry applications. For example, some members of a family could be watching different high-definition (HD) movies at the same time others are gaming or working on complex graphics or video projects. The new services will also offer substantially improved "upstream" speeds, allowing customers to post videos, use hi-def video conferencing, and enjoy interactive HD gaming.
The 2Wire HomePortal 2701HGV is a TR-069 standard-compliant intelligent residential gateway that features simplified self-installation, an advanced ADSL2+ modem, an Ethernet network interface, a powerful HyperG® wireless router for whole-home wireless coverage, support for Internet telephony (VoIP) to enable a robust voice and data solution, and a professional grade firewall for enhanced security. The gateway also enables multiple users to wirelessly share access to the Internet while sharing files, printers, and networked applications with every networked device in the home. [September 24, 2008]
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