Broadcom Demonstrates Next Generation VDSL2 Residential Gateway Platform at BBWF

5-band Bonding, G.vector and 5G WiFi Combine to Deliver Up to Four Times the Throughput

Oct 16, 2012, 03:00 ET from Broadcom Corporation from ,BRCM Broadband

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadband World Forum (BBWF)

News Highlights:

  • Delivers 5-band VDSL2 bonding and G.vector with 5G WiFi on a single platform
  • Enables new applications and services for whole-home triple play connectivity and automation
  • Delivers reliable high quality HD video content to multiple wireless devices

Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced its next generation VDSL2 residential gateway platform. The multi-mode BCM63168 ADSL2+/VDSL2 Integrated Access Device (IAD) combines 5-band bonding, G.vector, G.inp, ADSL fallback, Gigabit routing and dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi on a single platform. Delivering up to four times the throughput, Broadcom's xDSL platform enables carriers to deliver new, higher bandwidth triple play services to and throughout a subscriber's home. Visit to learn more.

Digital content consumption is on a rapid rise as consumers watch video on more devices and in more places around the home. By combining the BCM63168 with the BCM4360 5G WiFi solution based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard, Broadcom enables carriers to reliably deliver high quality HD video content concurrently to a variety of wireless devices such as tablets, smartphones, PCs and connected TVs throughout the home. For more information on 5G WiFi, visit

Broadcom will demonstrate its latest residential gateway platform at the BBWF Conference in Amsterdam October 16-18.

Key Features:

  • Broadcom's BCM63168 xDSL IAD SoC with BCM4360 5G WiFi chip enables carriers to meet the growing demand for triple play services with significant performance, cost, size and power advantages. Features include:
    • Advanced VDSL2 physical layer rates with G.vector, G.inp and 5-band channel bonding
    • Dual-band concurrent WiFi for high performance data and triple play connectivity
    • Multi-port Gigabit Ethernet routing for networked clients
    • Remote home management with TR-069
    • OSGi and JVM support with integrated DECT ULE and Zigbee for home automation

The Broadcom® BCM63168 xDSL IAD SoC with BCM4360 5G WiFi chip is available today. 

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Gordon Yang, President, ZyXEL Communications Corporation:
"ZyXEL is committed to providing reliable, end-to-end and fully-converged solutions to meet carriers' needs around the world. With Broadcom's technology, ZyXEL is providing carriers the ability to offer subscribers new advanced VDSL2 bonding solutions for IPTV triple-play services."

Thomas Huang, Vice President of Service Provider Business Unit, D-Link Corporation:
"We are pleased to work with Broadcom to build the next generation of CPE equipment that includes a wide range of features like Wi-Fi, 5-band bonding and PON. Broadcom's ability to achieve a high level of integration enables the deployment of higher performing triple play services at lower costs to reduce service providers' operation expenses and improve ARPU."

Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst, Broadband Access and Video, Infonetics
"Bonding and G.vector allows carriers to get more out of their copper networks to support new and advanced services like streaming IPTV content to multiple screens in the home. VDSL CPE unit shipments are set to grow from 19.5 million this year to nearly 34 million by 2016*."

Greg Fischer, Broadcom's Vice President & General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access
"Committed to breakthrough performance and innovation, Broadcom ushers in the next generation of xDSL gateway designs with G.vector and 5-band bonding together with our market leading 5G WiFi. Now carriers can deliver even more high-bandwidth services to their subscribers and throughout the connected home."

About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to

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*Infonetics' 2Q12 Broadband CPE and Subscribers Report


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