Timed to coincide with a Motorola customer event in San Diego this week, Motorola announced today the availability of its new line of VDSL2 gateways. We saw a sample gateway back at CES, but three versions of the product have now been officially released into the wild. The line of gateways is called the Motorola Netopia 7000 Series. Based on three different chipsets, the gateways offer integrated Wi-Fi and significant remote management capabilities. Through Motorola’s NBBS service management platform, operators can remotely manage not only the gateways themselves, but also IPTV set-tops connected to the gateways.
As background, Motorola is currently the leader in the (admittedly tiny) VDSL consumer premise equipment (CPE) market. That market is set for big change this year as operators make their upgrades from ADSL to VDSL. For the public at large VDSL means broadband speeds up to 100 Mbps at close range, a significant improvement over the ADSL2+ max of 24 Mbps.