Telstra and NETGEAR Launches Telstra Gateway Pro for Lightning Fast Bit Rates

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SYDNEY & SAN JOSE, CA: Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX: TLS) and NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) has recently launched Telstra Gateway Pro with V7610 VDSL Wave 2 WiFi Gateway for small businesses. Telstra selected NETGEAR’s Gateway to deliver business-class voice, fast Internet and extended WiFi coverage to small business customers as they move to Australia’s high-speed National Broadband Network.

NETGEAR has designed the V7610 VDSL Wave 2 WiFi Gateway with Telstra to ensure more effective access to bandwidth—enabling services such as uninterrupted streaming of HD video, voice over Internet-protocol (VoIP), and high-availability multi-user Internet. Telstra Gateway Pro is the 4x4 802.11ac VDSL Gateway mounted on Broadcom’s 4366 chipset. It provides a built-in fast DSL modem for broadband that offers lightning-fast Very High Bit Rate DSL (VDSL) and VDSL2+ speeds while also being compatible with ADSL and ADSL2+ connections.

“We know fast, strong and reliable WiFi is becoming more important than ever for our business customers as they adopt tablets and untethered work practices,” said Andrew Volard, Director of Devices at Telstra. “The Telstra Gateway Pro is our fastest WiFi gateway yet, offering real-world speeds up to six times faster than our previous business gateway. It also has our best-ever in-building coverage performance thanks to the combination of world-first Broadcom chipset, AC WiFi and 4x4 antenna technology.”

Telstra Gateway Pro has a powerful dual-core 1GHz processor that delivers lower latencies and 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds up to an amazing 2.8Gbps (600Mbps + 2166Mbps) of throughput. Further, it also includes a next-generation Wave 2 WiFi technology which supports parallel data streams for smoother streaming of media files.

“We are delighted that Telstra has again selected NETGEAR to co-develop an industry-first gateway product for their subscribers,” said David Henry, NETGEAR senior vice president of Home Networking. “The Telstra Gateway Pro is a complete triple-play service delivery platform. Telstra customers will now benefit from the newest and fastest WiFi with greatly improved simultaneous streaming within LANs, combined with flexible WAN connection options, and superior VPN security for remote workers or offices.”