PARIS – October 19, 2022 VANTIVA (formerly known as Technicolor) and Vodafone UK have teamed up to deploy Ultrahub, the UK market’s first Wi-Fi 6E gateway. The new gateway will deliver the highest quality of Wi-Fi connectivity to every corner of subscriber’s homes.
More than a simple gateway, Ultrahub is a premium customer premise equipment (CPE) device that allows Vodafone to offer next-generation managed services for in-home wireless connectivity. Intelligent managed Wi-Fi services are emerging as an opportunity to establish competitive differentiation by helping consumers address the growing number of in-home devices that require consistent high-quality connectivity in the highly sophisticated UK market.
This is the latest development in VANTIVA’s ongoing commitment to leveraging open and innovative technologies for NSPs 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.
Outfitted with the latest tri-band radio technology, Ultrahub supports multiple extenders to provide connected homes with a superior experience. The device provides a platform that allows Vodafone to configure Wi-Fi support for the growing array of new services being introduced by the network service provider as part of its strategic roadmap — including home network security, IoT, and digital security applications.
“Consumer behaviors in the UK market are evolving rapidly. It has created new requirements for leading network service providers, like Vodafone, to deliver strong, reliable Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the home. Improving wireless services in the home is playing an increasingly prominent role in reducing subscriber churn by improving customer loyalty,” says Mercedes Pastor, senior vice president of global CPE business unit for VANTIVA.
Ultrahub features a sleek, attractive design that is aesthetically pleasing. This will discourage consumers from “hiding” the device in cabinets or other enclosed spaces. As a result, the device is better able to deliver unobstructed connectivity throughout the home.