VANTIVA, Bouygues Telecom Deploy Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 Fiber Gateway

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.

Bouygues Telecom’s next generation Bbox Wi-Fi 6 was designed and developed in cooperation with VANTIVA. The new Bbox Wi-Fi 6 gateway is available to customers subscribing to the Bbox fibre (and its Smart TV version) offer which was launched on Nov. 7. It delivers reliable up to 2.5 gigabit-per-second 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 percent 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,” said Mercedes Pastor, SVP for the Global Customer Unit of VANTIVA. “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.”

This is the latest development in VANTIVA’s ongoing commitment to provide open and innovative technologies for network service providers around the world. The 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.