Thomson Launches Gigabit Optical Gateway

  • FTTH
  • ONTs
  • Video
PARIS and LAS VEGAS - Video equipment provider Thomson unveiled a super-fast gateway, the TG1700, designed to deliver fiber-to-the-home services including broadcast television, interactive video and very high-speed data and telephony services.

“Network operators installing fiber to the home and their subscribers do not want to be limited in their applications: they want to take full advantage of the incredible data speed and capacity available to them,” says Georges Laplanche, senior vice president of Thomson's Connect Division.

The TG1700 gateway has an integrated GPON interface supporting 2.5 Gbps downstream and 1.25 Gbps upstream bandwidth. To benefit from the speed on the LAN side, the gateway has an integrated gigabit Ethernet router, providing very high-speed connectivity between devices and the network. It also includes a Wi-Fi base station with 802.11n capabilities to stream data, including rich media content, anywhere in the home. The integration of the GPON ONT in a service gateway reduces the cost of installation and operation, according to Thomson.

A downstream RF overlay feature will allow network operators to dedicate a channel to broadcast television carried as a radio frequency signal, as in digital cable. This enables providers to guarantee quality of service for linear television channels to the home, without impacting on video on demand and other interactive services carried on other fiber channels.

The gateway supports multiple home network services, including media and content sharing, home surveillance and control, multiline advanced voice over IP telephony and more. Due to the consistent application of open standards and the OSGi framework, adding functionality to the gateway is simple, and the device can be maintained and upgraded online using the TF-069 standard protocol.

The Thomson TG1700 gateway will be available in production quantities from 3Q 2010.


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