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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.
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:/www.verizon.com.
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 http://www.actiontec.com.
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SOURCE Actiontec Electronics, Inc.