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Foxtel expands Wi-Fi 6 offering with CommScope

July 7, 2022

CommScope, a global layer in home network solutions, announced today that Foxtel will deploy CommScope’s NVG448 Triple Play residential gateways to deliver Wi-Fi 6 performance to Foxtel’s broadband customers in Australia.

As the home of the world’s best shows, sport and movies, Foxtel is relying on this new apparatus to support active home networks with increased capacity for streaming entertainment. Designed to deliver faster broadband speeds across more devices with lower latency, the NVG488 Gateway is perfect for ultra-HD video over Wi-Fi and other delay sensitive applications.

This full-featured, high performance gateway will provide Foxtel with a cost-effective way to deploy broadband services over-active Ethernet or xDSL networks via a converged services platform. The NVG488 Gateway will also provide Foxtel customers with the ability to connect more devices to their home network.

“The Home Networks products have been instrumental in delivering truly innovative gateways to all our global customers and the NVG448 Gateway is a full-featured device that enables service providers such as Foxtel to deploy broadband services over active Ethernet or xDSL,” said Phil Cardy, Vice President, International PLM, Home Networks, CommScope. “By deploying CommScope’s NVG448 Gateway, Foxtel continues to rollout high-speed services, improve Wi-Fi capability and provide its customers with the connectivity they have come to expect.”

“As Foxtel continues to evolve our technology offerings with more streaming set top boxeswe are delighted to collaborate with our valued technology partner, CommScope, to launch the new NVG448 Gateway, designed to maintain faster speeds across more devices. It’s an integral part of the delivery of our content, so our broadband customers can continue to enjoy all their favourite shows, sport and movies along with all their home internet needs,” said Cameron Wheeler, Head of Broadband Product Management, Foxtel.

The NVG448 Gateway will enable Foxtel customers to take advantage of the following:

  • Simultaneous use of phone, video, and high-speed data over a bonded or single copper pair
  • IPTV video
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for high-speed home networking*
  • Concurrent Wi-Fi support for 802.11 b/g/n/ax on 2.4 GHz, and 802.11ac/ax on 5 GHz
  • Primary line VoIP telephone service

Cardy added that the long-term relationship CommScope has with Foxtel is a prime example of how important collaboration is when launching new and innovative solutions.

CommScope and Foxtel’s home networking partnership began in 2004 and expanded with the launch of the iQ2 set top in 2008, iQ3 in 2015, iQ4 in 2018 and iQ5 in 2021.

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