CPE Devices Bring Multi-Gigabit to Smart Homes

Broadband network operators can ensure a seamless smart home and business experience for their customers, thanks to the release of two multi-gigabit customer premises equipment (CPE) devices at the FTTH Conference in Madrid.

S&T Iskratel unveiled its Iskratel Innbox X24, a multi-gigabit XGS-PON optical network terminal (ONT) that offers symmetrical upstream and downstream data rates of 10 Gbps. The speed of the internet connection on the ONT is verified by the integrated Ookla Speedtest.

Also showcased was the Iskratel Innbox M92, an EasyMesh-compliant mesh Wi-Fi 6 access point that extends the availability of bandwidth-consuming services over the air with multi-gigabit coverage. The Innbox M92 supports the delivery of services such as multiple ultra-high-definition (UHD) IP TV streams.

“The COVID-19 pandemic proved that reliable broadband is paramount for remote working and learning, and with more businesses offering working from home or hybrid working, the market for faster and symmetrical internet is continuing to expand,” said Mitja Golja, director of business development at S&T Iskratel. “With the rapid growth of devices inside the home and in offices, our new CPE devices can meet the demands of upstream and downstream data rates required in every corner of the smart home and business.”

The Iskratel Innbox X24 can operate as a bridge or router, offering a dual-box FTTH setup in single or multi-operator deployments. In addition to a gigabit Ethernet LAN port, the Iskratel Innbox X24 has a 10-gigabit LAN port that supports multi-gigabit speeds of 2.5, 5, and 10 Gbps and provides an enhanced user experience.

The device has an integrated fiber-termination unit (FTU), simplifying deployment and reducing operational expenditure.

The Iskratel Innbox M92 functions as an agent access point or a mesh controller, but it also can use its gigabit Ethernet WAN to act as a home gateway, excelling in single-box ETTH setups and dual-box setups with FTTH or 5G FWA.

While supporting 1,800 Mbps cumulative Wi-Fi data rate, Iskratel Innbox M92 delivers full gigabit throughput over dual-band Wi-Fi 6 and two gigabit Ethernet LAN ports.

The device hosts the Innbox Premium Application Suite which enhances the security and privacy of users and enables operators to increase revenue.

Both devices are compliant with the Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment, featuring power consumption 30 percent to 35 percent below the limits set by the code.