NETGEAR Launches new Advanced Cable Modem - does 1 Gbps

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Netgear has introduced the NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 AC1900 Voice and Data Cable Gateway (C7000B). The C7000B offers cable broadband service providers the fastest gateway available with WiFi speeds up to 1900 (600+1300) Mbps and DOCSIS speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second.

The NETGEAR C7000B raises the bar with its incredibly fast WiFi. It gives service provider subscribers the power to wirelessly connect to all of their mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, as well as fixed devices such as smart TVs, faster than ever before. Enhancing the ultra-fast WiFi connection for end-users is the addition of explicit and implicit Beamforming+. Unique to NETGEAR, Beamforming+ directs a WiFi "beam" to each device, creating a better, more consistent connection; the inclusion of implicit Beamforming enables Beamforming technology to be supported even on legacy client devices.

"Voracious consumer appetite for media content on connectable devices is driving unprecedented levels of Internet usage," said John Kendall, senior analyst for Connected Home at IHS. "All Internet service providers are adjusting their CPE strategies to enable more data into homes, and more robust, higher capacity networking around them. High capacity WiFi in particular has moved from a differentiation luxury to a quality of service priority for operator-provided CPE. The average Western European home owned 3.9 smartphones, tablets and laptops in 2013, and this number is expected to grow to 4.5 in 2014. To be able to support consumer demand for concurrent HD quality video streams over a wireless home network, WiFi penetration in worldwide cable broadband CPE shipments is expected to grow from 50.1% in 2013 to 73% in 2017."

In addition to ultra-fast speeds, the C7000B utilizes purpose-built features for service providers. Built-in NETGEAR Enhanced Support Tools, with SNMP, TR-069 and NETGEAR genie, offer cable operators comprehensive, simple-to-use tools for customer support, remote device management and field upgrades, all of which can help lower overall support costs. High power amplifiers and antennae design, similar to those used in the market-leading NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000), offer superior extended WiFi coverage. Hotspot capabilities using GRE soft tunneling enable operators to virtually expand their network and provide more connection points to their customers. An integrated 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and PacketCable 2.0 provide enhanced data and HD voice capabilities.

"The NETGEAR C7000B is our most advanced gateway available for cable service providers. The blazingly-fast AC1900 WiFi and DOCSIS Gigabit speeds enable service provider customers to have the world's fastest WiFi for all of their devices, anywhere in the home," said Naveen Chhangani, director of product management for NETGEAR Service Provider Business. "Best-in-class performance along with ease-of-use sets the C7000B apart from competitive offerings. We are confident that both service providers and their subscribers will appreciate NETGEAR's continued commitment to quality, ease-of-use and reliability."

The C7000B offers end-users some additional unique features. End-users can easily manage their home networks with NETGEAR genie providing them control and peace of mind that their WiFi is functioning at its best and is safe and protected. Secure, one-step installation is easy with the push of a button with Push 'N' Connect and WPS. Parental controls provide parents with the ability to set limitations on children's use of the Internet. Guest Network gives end-users the ability to create separate, secure access for guests while EZ Mobile Connect provides quick guest network access with the ease of a QR code scan. MyMedia creates the ability for connected users to be able to find and play media files from the network, while TurboTransfer enables quick file sharing within the home network among Mac and Android devices. The C7000B with advanced Quality of Service (QoS) also enables watching videos, surfing the Web and playing video games with fewer connectivity interruptions and minimal buffering. Upstream and downstream QoS means that when end-users enable advanced QoS in the C7000, they give the gateway the ability to prioritize high-demand network traffic such as streaming video and video games.

The NETGEAR C7000B offers additional features including:

  • 24x8 DOCSIS 3.0 Modem
  • IPv6 support
  • Simultaneous dual-band WiFi AC1900
  • WiFi Boost with high-powered radio amplifiers
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports

The C7000B is available now for service provider trials.

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