Actiontec's Next Generation Wireless Broadband Router Selected to Power Verizon FiOS Deployment

New home gateway platform breaks performance record with industry first

dual-core, 64-bit processor

Jul 23, 2008, 01:00 ET from Actiontec Electronics, Inc.

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Actiontec Electronics today
 announced that its next generation wireless broadband router has been
 selected to power Verizon's FiOS Internet Service. Already a key vendor in
 the FiOS architecture, Actiontec has been providing Verizon with customer
 premise equipment for more than five years. This latest product selection
 further strengthens the relationship between the two companies and confirms
 Actiontec's leading position in the smart home gateway market.
     Actiontec's latest wireless broadband router (Model # MI424-WR) sets a
 new industry benchmark for performance. As a result, Verizon and other
 service providers can increase service speeds beyond 100 Mbps and better
 meet the needs of an increasingly sophisticated consumer base by rolling
 out multiple value-added, bandwidth-intensive applications, such as
 parental controls, online gaming, music, live sports, children's
 entertainment, movies and television programming.
     To achieve this unprecedented performance level, Actiontec's router
 features an advanced hardware design including an industry-first 64-bit,
 dual-core processor. The router's 64-bit architecture provides a 10-15%
 performance improvement over the 32-bit standard deployed today. The
 router's latest MIPS core offers further performance improvement and
 additional instructions for networking applications reducing the number of
 cycles needed for even greater CPU efficiency.
     Additionally, the router features hardware-level Quality of Service
 (QoS) with eight input channels and eight output channels. This innovative
 design frees the CPU for other bandwidth needs, and ensures that providers
 can deliver multiple high quality video streams without any dropped frames,
 frozen frames, or other performance issues that can degrade video and
 television service and impede IPTV adoption.
     "Our goal is to stay on the leading edge of the broadband home gateway
 market and keep developing new technologies that help our customers lower
 their operating and capital costs, as well as roll out a new generation of
 enhanced, differentiated applications," said Dean Chang, CEO of Actiontec.
 "We're proud that Verizon has again selected our equipment for their FiOS
 service and we look forward to continuing our partnership to give consumers
 faster speeds, greater entertainment and communication choices, and a
 consistently positive end user experience."
     "The residential gateway serves as a lynchpin in not only providing
 consumers with seamless access to multiple services, but also as the
 foundation for emerging broadband value-added services, which are projected
 to add $1.3 billion in additional broadband service revenues by 2012," said
 Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst with Parks Associates.
 "Actiontec's wireless broadband router -- with its increased performance --
 characterizes the importance of advanced broadband customer premise
 equipment that will support future service provider initiatives."
     Actiontec continues to exceed the delivery, reliability, and support
 expectations of its key customers. To date, the company has shipped over 16
 million Internet access devices and continues to be a revenue leader in the
 home gateway market.
     About Verizon
     Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:   VZ), headquartered in New York, is a
 leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless
 communication innovations to mass market, business, government and
 wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable
 wireless network, serving nearly 66 million customers nationwide. Verizon's
 Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and
 seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon
 Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications,
 information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced
 fiber-optic network. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce
 of nearly 235,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues
 of $93.5 billion. For more information, visit http:/
     About Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
     Actiontec Electronics develops broadband connectivity and
 broadband-powered solutions that simplify and enrich the digital life --
 delivering a unified experience that encompasses communications,
 entertainment, home management, and more. Actiontec offerings range from
 the market's broadest selection of IPTV-capable broadband home gateways for
 bringing IP-based video services into the home, to DSL modems, wireless
 networking devices, routers and digital entertainment devices. The
 company's carrier-class products are easy to install, manage, and use, and
 are sold through retail channels and broadband service providers. Founded
 in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch
 offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For
 more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit
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