Commscope adds Wi-Fi 6 to GPON residential gateway

Created January 12, 2021
Technologies and Products

CommScope, has expanded its Wi-Fi 6 home network gateway portfolio with the release of its NVG578LX 2.5G GPON Wi-Fi 6 residential gateway. The NVG578LX GPON home network gateway provides gigabit speeds for the delivery of managed voice, video and data services. The improved connectivity of the NVG578LX will deliver fast performance around the home with Wi-Fi 6 and 2.5 Gbps Ethernet WAN/LAN (switchable) support.

“With more of us working and learning from home, consumers are demanding faster speeds and improved Wi-Fi performance,” said German Iaryczower, senior vice president, broadband home solutions, CommScope. “This high-performance Wi-Fi 6 residential gateway gives service providers a cost-effective solution to deliver the in-home connectivity experience their customers need.”

The NVG578 gateways are a series of advanced gateways for the PON family of optical networking standards to deliver managed voice, video, data and IoT services, with the previously released NVG578SX providing up to 10Gbps symmetrical broadband. Continuing in this legacy of performance and affordability, the NVG578LX delivers high-speed broadband services via on-board GPON optics up to 2.5Gbps downstream into the home and 1.25 Gbps upstream.

The NVG578LX gateway enables single-platform delivery of voice-over-IP, data and streaming broadcast-quality video. This connectivity is complemented by the following high-speed LAN interfaces:

  • One 2.5G Ethernet WAN/LAN port, three 1G Ethernet LAN ports
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 6
  • 4 GHz 3×3 802.11ax
  • 5 GHz 4×4 802.11ax

Recently, the NVG578LX gateway was deployed by Ziply Fiber as part of the service provider’s gigabit broadband with Wi-Fi 6 roll out. The NVG578LX gateway may be complemented with the X5 Wi-Fi Extenders to create a mesh Wi-Fi solution to deliver high-performance Wi-Fi in every corner of the home.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.