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ZTE claims first with 5G+VDSL2 hybrid gateway

William Payne
October 17, 2019




Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE has launched a 5G+VDSL2 hybrid home gateway. The company is claiming an industry first for such a product. The product is designed to provide a wider range of options for high speed broadband in areas where legacy wired infrastructure may be constrained. The company is claiming gigabit speed broadband even in legacy copper cabled areas.

Supporting a number of access technologies, such as 5G, VDSL2, PON and Ethernet WAN, the device is designed to provide operators with multiple broadband evolution solutions and help them build super high-performance networks.

The H339X 5G+VDSL2 hybrid home gateway enables broadband access in various scenarios. In areas with legacy copper infrastructure, users can employ the H339X to overcome the bandwidth constraints of xDSL and achieve gigabit speeds from a combination of 5G and xDSL networks.

In areas where copper or fiber cables are inaccessible, the H339X allows users to access broadband services via 5G and enjoy the superior low-rate, low-latency network experience.

With an SFP cage that can house a GPON/XG-PON/XGS-PON module, the H339X allows the access network to upgrade from DSL to PON, thereby enabling operators to conduct deep fiber deployments. Moreover, the H339X supports 10GE Ethernet WAN access, making it possible to build a home network in SFU+router mode. The H339X can be reused in network upgrades to help operators reduce the cost of devices and operations.

On the user side, the H339X 5G+VDSL2 hybrid home gateway supports Wi-Fi 6 and 4x4 11ax@2.4GHz+4x4 11ax@5GHz MU-MIMO, providing physical rates of up to 3.6 Gbps, which is three times the speed of AC1200 home gateways. With its 10GE LAN port and 5G ultra high-bandwidth interface, the H339X is able to bring users an ultimate broadband experience.