2Wire, a US-based provider of broadband solutions, has announced that UK-based communications services provider BT has begun deploying the 2Wire HomePortal intelligent gateways to connect subscribers to BT’s new fiber-based broadband network.
BT’s deployment of fiber to the premises services at Ebbsfleet, UK, is the first step of its next generation access strategy. BT’s fiber-based broadband network wis expected to give subscribers enough speed to run multiple bandwidth-hungry applications.
According to 2Wire, the 2Wire HomePortal 2701HGV is a TR-069 standard-compliant intelligent residential gateway that features simplified self-installation, an advanced ADSL2+ modem, an ethernet network interface, a HyperG wireless router for whole-home wireless coverage, support for internet telephony to enable a robust voice and data solution, and a professional grade firewall for enhanced security.
The gateway also enables multiple users to wirelessly share access to the internet while sharing files, printers, and networked applications with every networked device in the home.