SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Actiontec Electronics today
announced that it shipped its 5 millionth residential broadband
connectivity product in February, marking an increase of 1 million units in
just four months. Most of the surge was driven by the company's expanding
line of IPTV-capable consumer premises equipment designed to support the
rise of IP video, with products that make Actiontec the first vendor to
support every WAN and LAN distribution standard including VDSL2, ADSL2+
bonded, MoCA, HomePlug AV and HPNA3.
Actiontec's business growth is also directly related to increasing
penetration of residential broadband services in the U.S. A recent Parks
Associates study reported that residential subscriptions to broadband
Internet services surged 20% in 2006 to exceed 50 million U.S. households,
with ongoing growth expected to turn more than half of U.S. households into
broadband users by next year.
"We sold 4 million residential gateways, modems and routers in our
first decade in business, and then 1 million broadband gateways in the
space of four months -- almost all of them directly to Tier 1 and Tier 2
service providers. That demonstrates the reputation of our products in the
marketplace as well as our ability to deliver CPE equipment that supports
both the delivery and in-house distribution of pay TV services," said Dean
Chang, Actiontec President and CEO. "We are clearly emerging as the CPE
provider of choice for carriers' triple play initiatives."
Last year, Actiontec introduced the first broadband router equipped
with built-in support for the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
networking standard that is being embraced as a leading alternative for
delivering and/or distributing IPTV. The router's WAN MoCA support enables
telcos with fiber networks to provide connectivity at speeds of up to 100
megabits per second (Mbps) to meet the higher throughput demands of video
content. The product's LAN MoCA connectivity solves the crucial "inside
mile" problem associated with disseminating different content to different
rooms in the house by distributing content over a home's existing coaxial
cabling, eliminating the time and expense of stringing Ethernet cable.
That router was adopted by Verizon to support the FiOS broadband and
video services being delivered over its growing fiber-to-the-premises
network. All new customers for the FiOS services now receive the Actiontec
router as part of the installation.
Earlier this year, Actiontec unveiled a series of ADSL+, ADSL2+ bonded
and VDSL gateways to meet the needs of service providers of all sizes and
infrastructures. The new products can manage traffic loads ranging from 24
Mbps to 100 Mbps, support legacy telco delivery mechanisms as well as new
fiber-to-the-curb/VDSL-to-the-house scenarios, and provide room-to-room
content distribution with a choice of MoCA, HomePlug AV or HPNA3 networking
in addition to Ethernet and WiFi connectivity.
These features and others, including bandwidth prioritization and
TR-069 remote management capabilities, enable efficient handling of both
standard and HDTV programming.
Other major Actiontec broadband connectivity products include the 54
Mbps Wireless DSL Gateway, an all-in-one carrier-grade ADSL modem, router,
wireless access point and firewall that was the world's first fully
integrated instant home wireless networking solution; wireless-ready and
wired-only DSL gateways; and single-user DSL modems. The company also sells
home networking and Internet telephony products.
About Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Actiontec Electronics develops products and services enabling consumers
to leverage broadband Internet connectivity to simplify and enrich their
lives. Covering the full spectrum of solutions for the digital life,
Actiontec's products include broadband modems, home gateways, wireless
networking devices, routers, VoIP adapters, and digital entertainment
devices, sold through retail channels and broadband service providers.
Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains
branch offices in Austin, TX; Colorado Springs, CO; Basingstoke, United
Kingdom; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call
408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.
Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
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