Com Hem expands triple-play with Wi-Fi gateway

Michelle Clancy | 10-08-2013

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has launched the NETGEAR EuroDOCSIS 3.0 N600 Wi-Fi with voice cable gateway, to support its triple-play operations.

According to NETGEAR, the gateway, known as the CG3700EMR, offers both wired and dual-band wireless (2.4 and 5.0 GHz), for N600 (300+300 Mbps) connectivity and extended reach. Voice capabilities provide end-users with carrier-grade telephone service.

The dual-frequency approach means that the CG3700EMR can handle multiple connected devices within the home or small business. It is not uncommon for end users to experience interference when using large numbers of wireless connected devices as well as small appliances within the home, like a microwave or cordless telephone, on the same frequency. The CG3700EMR is able to operate simultaneously on two frequency bands 2.4 and 5.0 GHz, thus minimising interference and creating a more stable signal with better reach than single-band gateways.

"We're pleased to be rolling out the CG3700EMR with Com Hem," said Naveen Chhangani, director of product marketing for the service provider business with NETGEAR. "The CG3700EMR cable gateway is a great addition to Com Hem's suite of products and services that will extend to their customers a reliable, easy-to-use, secure connection for all of their connected devices."

He added: "With the ever-increasing demand for whole-home connectivity, it is imperative for operators to continue to improve and standardise their product portfolio to include leading technologies like dual-band, dual concurrent Wi-Fi. We're happy to be able to help Com Hem fulfil this need."

The NETGEAR CG3700EMR also offers enhanced support tools. For example, remote management uses the industry standard protocols DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS, SNMP, TR-069 and eRouter for built-in, back-end management. It also comes with the NETGEAR 'genie' user interface for network management to establish secure guest network access, parental controls and a secure connection.

Additional features of the CG3700EMR include integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch, multiple wireless SSIDs, IPv6 support and a speed test utility.