Lantiq Offers Better Broadband Experience With DSLTE

  • Posted on: 31 October 2013
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

More and more services are moving online, which before would come to us physically or we would go where it is. This increase in digital services has put a lot of pressure on broadband service providers to offer better internet speed to download and upload data. It does not matter where we live we want the same quality of service.  The challenge some of these service providers face is it is not feasible possible to have the same quality service in every area they serve. This is where VDSL and LTE come in useful, both increasing internet speed for wired and wireless internet users.

VDSL (Very-high-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line) and LTE (Long Term Evolution), also known as 4G LTE, have been around for some time but have always been considered as two separate services for different customers; base on need and demographics.  LTE has been mainly given to those who are living too far from the provider’s exchange to benefit from DSL or for mobile devices.

For those who are fortunate enough to have access to both Lantiq have developed a reference design that combines VDSL and LTE into one device.  Now device manufacturers can develop gateway devices that take advantage of both technologies, allowing service providers to offer their customers faster broadband internet access.

The reference design combines Lantiq’s AnyWay and XWAY chips into what they called their DSLTE architecture. By leveraging their existing DSL and LTE network service providers and offer a combine speed of up to 300 Mbps. Today’s standard xDSL broadband can only give you the best quality within a distance of 500M from the exchange and deteriorate the further away you are from the exchange. Therefore, some customer will enjoy better quality data rate, VOIP call and movie streaming than others. With the combination of VDSL and LTE customers further will experience a better quality of service.

“As more operators look for solutions to offer higher speeds to their DSL customers, adding a LTE WAN interface to the DSL gateway is a smart way to reach this goal with a minimum investment for the operator. Besides enabling higher WAN speed by aggregating traffic through this dual WAN interface, DSLTE also provides solid network connectivity by enabling seamless failover from one WAN to the other WAN interface, when one of them becomes interoperable,” Commenting on the new Lantiq solution, Michael Clegg GM&VP Service Provider at Netgear.

Since the release of the DSLTE, Lantiq partner Netgem, has created a home gateway base on the technology. By combining the Netgem’s Quattour LTE mobile hotspot and their award-winning software with Lantiq’s they have created the HYBRIAGE.  The HYBRIDGE acts as a media server to other connected devices in the home.

The HYBRIDGE support for DSL and LTE allows it to offer both in parallel offering  up to 200Mbps download speed and 100Mbps upload.  This enables service providers to offer better quality of service over longer distances; services such as HD video streaming becomes easier offering better end users entertainment.

According Netgem, the HYBRIDGE links service operators with other screen in the home. If they have a cloud service the HYBRIDGE can act as the gateway to these services allowing content to be easily synchronized between our home devices and with the operator’s applications and services.