Telenor Reinforces SoftAtHome Partnership with New Tri-Band Gateway and Repeater
Norwegian incumbent’s new home gateway and repeater combo are built by Zyxel Communications, leverage Wi-Fi 6E on a MediaTek Filogic chipset, and are powered by SoftAtHome’s Connect’ON and Wifi’ON software products. The new network-agnostic gateway can be connected to 5G, Docsis, or GPON networks.
PARIS, France – 22 May 2023 – SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, announced today the deployment of Telenor’s latest home gateway and repeater. The new devices – available to subscribers since early May – are powered by MediaTek Filogic Wi-Fi technology, which delivers the highest performance, the most reliable and an always-on Wi-Fi experience.
SoftAtHome’s Connect’ON ensures connectivity and Quality of Service using either fibre or 5G networks. At the same time, the software vendor’s Wifi’ON delivers high Wi-Fi Quality of Experience to the new Telenor devices.
These new devices further improve home Wi-Fi for Telenor’s Norwegian subscribers, thanks to 6E features such as more robust security or better radio spectrum usage, a third 6 GHz band and a unique zero-touch pairing of repeaters. Telenor benefits from the same SoftAtHome software running seamlessly on the last two generations of home gateway and repeater. This highly simplifies device management and the hotline processes of Telenor.
“We’re delighted to launch our new triband products with our partner SoftAtHome,” said Anna Hvattum, Head of Broadband & Services at Telenor. “Connect’ON’s ability to seamlessly manage both 5G and wired connectivity will help future-proof our latest devices. Having the last two generations using different chipsets run under a single software stack makes our life easier.”
David Viret-Lange, SoftAtHome CEO, added, “Telenor Norway is still as innovative as ever, always offering the most advanced services and features. Working with a new chipset and device maker has again shown how we bring hardware independence to our operator clients. I’m especially proud that Wifi’ON and Connect’ON are powering Telenor’s latest home network solution.”
MediaTek’s Alan Hsu, Corporate Vice President, Intelligent Connectivity Business Unit, added, “SoftAtHome is a recognised leader in the software for HOME LAN services. Together with MediaTek’s award-winning Filogic Wi-Fi solutions, we are able to provide the highest performance, the most reliable and an always-on Wi-Fi experience. As our first major deployment together, this project was a great way to start and is the first collaboration of many to come.”
Zyxel’s VP of Product, Deputy Head EMEA RBU James Harris, added, “We are proud of our central role in the ecosystem that has delivered the latest tech to Telenor’s subscribers so that their home network can support the latest digital services to enable secure Work-From-Home or the latest high-resolution entertainment.”
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