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2010 Best Deployment Scenario

Actiontec helps major U.S. carrier deliver intelligent and advanced broadband services today and tomorrow


Background:
Customers coast to coast turn to this telecom organization's industry-leading national fiber-optic network for their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers the service provider offers fiber-optic-fast Internet service home phone mobile and satellite TV services. The provider is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies with a full suite of network data and voice services for small businesses large businesses and government agencies. The company is the mountain west and has approximately 30000 employees. Its broadband network spans more than 173000 route miles globally and provides local service in 14 states in the Midwest and West.

Challenges: Customers coast to coast turn to this telecom organization's industry-leading national fiber-optic network for their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers the service provider offers fiber-optic-fast Internet service home phone mobile and satellite TV services. The provider is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies with a full suite of network data and voice services for small businesses large businesses and government agencies. The company is the mountain west and has approximately 30,000 employees. Its broadband network spans more than 173000 route miles globally and provides local service in 14 states in the Midwest and West.

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Solution provided by Actiontec Electronics Inc: The service provider selected Actiontec's Q1000 Wireless N VDSL Modem Router as its CPE device for customer VDSL2 deployments. The two companies have a strong partnership and Actiontec has been a trusted provider of DSL CPE equipment to the carrier for over five years. Actiontec's Q1000 represents one of the most robust routers ever built. This CPE powerhouse packs in a wireless N radio Gigabit Ethernet switch and WAN port dual-core processor support and a superior memory architecture (32MB Flash 64MB SDRAM). By contrast most modems on the market provide only a 32-bit single core processor and 4MB Flash/8MB SDRAM. This high performance platform means the Q1000 router can simultaneously support a wide range of demanding multimedia applications including HDTV Voice over WiFi media sharing and online gaming. As a result the carrier can deliver an enhanced digital experience to its subscribers including the ability to stream multiple HD videos simultaneously - glitch-free. In addition the Q1000 supports robust integrated home networking technology including the latest wireless N (802.11n) standard and Gigabit Ethernet. Gigabit Ethernet offers support for blazing speeds up to 1000 Mbps in the home LAN so users can stream HD video content simultaneously download or upload large data files and more without having to worry about network slowdowns hiccups or a loss in voice video or data quality. Along with Gigabit Ethernet the Q1000 also supports the new 802.11n wireless standard and is backward compatible with older wireless protocols. The router's MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) smart antenna technology improves home coverage and minimizes those despised dead spots that plague other WiFi products. The router also includes a fully customizable firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection denial of service protection content filtering intrusion detection plus WPA/WPA2 and WEP wireless encryption to keep unwanted visitors from accessing the home network.

Summary: Since the fall of 2009 the Q1000 has been successfully deployed across the provider's network in both VDSL2 and ADSL/ADSL2+ access configurations. The devices have been performing well and the service provider is well-positioned to roll out increasingly advanced network services and compete in the broadband market today and tomorrow. In addition both the provider and Actiontec understand that customer satisfaction hinges on more than performance and features. A CPE device must be easy to install understand and use for consumers with a wide range of technical expertise and comfort levels. To this end Actiontec has developed a series of user resources to ensure that the carrier's subscribers are taking advantage of the router's advanced functionality to the fullest extent. For example the company provides a series of how-to videos that range from basic configuration and security to how to set up the Q1000 for multi-player gaming or how to set up multiple wireless networks with the Q1000.

Actiontec Electronics Inc.
760 North Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale CA 94085 USA