Eco Innovation

The next-gen eco-designed Wi-Fi 6 fibre gateway

30th November 2022
Sheryl Miles

VANTIVA, formerly known as Technicolor, has partnered with Bouygues Telecom, one of the largest global communications service providers in France, to be one of the manufacturers of the Bbox Wi-Fi 6, an eco-designed customer premises equipment (CPE) that supports fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband access for Bouygues Telecom’s subscribers.

The Bbox Wi-Fi 6 is the first Green Product Mark-certified gateway to be certified by TÜV Rheinland for the French market.

Designed and developed in cooperation with VANTIVA, Bouygues the Bbox Wi-Fi 6 gateway is available to customers subscribing to the Bbox fibre (and its Smart TV version) offer which was launched on November 7, 2022.

It delivers up to 2.5GB/s ultra-broadband (UBB) access, and its vertical design ensures high-performance wireless connectivity throughout the home environment. Bbox Wi-Fi 6 has also been eco-designed to address growing consumer interests in using products and services that reduce their impact on the environment.

The Bbox Wi-Fi 6 is manufactured using more than 90% of recycled plastic. It includes materials and mounting that extend the product lifecycle and facilitate recycling. The new gateway also features a redesign that optimises power consumption and weight.

"The deployment of the Bbox Wi-Fi 6 demonstrates Bouygues Telecom’s leadership in the French market and highlights its commitment to providing subscribers with the best connectivity and in-home Wi-Fi experience. This is critical as consumer demand rises for digital services – including video, gaming and IoT services – that require reliable, high-speed access to every device in every corner of subscribers' homes. This deployment has also strengthened the strategic partnership between Bouygues Telecom and VANTIVA, further supporting our goal to develop next generation and sustainable CPE for the French and European markets," said Mercedes Pastor, Senior Vice President for the Global Customer Unit of VANTIVA.

This is the latest development in VANTIVA's ongoing commitment to provide open and innovative technologies for network service providers around the world. The ultimate goal is to help NSPs deliver seamless connectivity and premium entertainment experiences to consumers by creating best-in-class CPE and partnering with the most innovative companies in the connected home ecosystem.

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