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Netgear Introduces Industry-first 2.5Gbps DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modems to Deliver Top Internet Speeds to the Home

·7 min read

New Nighthawk cable modems deliver multigigabit internet speeds to work with the fastest internet service plans available

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leading provider of advanced networking products for home and office has announced the availability of a new generation of high-speed DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems, the Nighthawk® 2.5Gbps Internet Speed Cable Modem (CM2000) and the Nighthawk® 2.5Gbps Internet Speed Cable Telephony Modem (CM2050V). In an effort to ensure that households are capable of getting the fastest multi-gigabit internet speeds that are available from their cable service providers, NETGEAR is advancing the capabilities of cable modems with the introduction of the industry’s first DOCSIS 3.1 modem to deliver 2.5Gbps multigigabit speeds. Improved broadband network experience is not the only benefit for cable subscribers, they will also be able to keep more cash in their bank account with ownership of modem equipment rather than renting from the service provider for a monthly fee.

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The Nighthawk® 2.5Gbps Internet Speed Cable Modem (CM2000) is currently available from NETGEAR.com for $249.99 USD. (Photo: Business Wire)

DOCSIS 3.1 supports improved processes which help reduce latency over the network and improve audio quality for VoIP calls and video conferencing. The technology also improves connectivity at peak internet usage times with channel bonding to ensure the delivery of top internet speeds from the cable internet service provider to enable uninterrupted streaming in 4k / 8k video to multiple screens and provide for a better online gaming experience by further minimizing lag during game play.

As more people now find themselves dependent on network connectivity due to working, learning and entertaining from home, the world has come to realize how vital it is to have a premium internet connection. These two Nighthawk 2.5Gbps Internet Speed Cable Modems provide greater network capacity for the connected home network. The advanced technology ensures that each household will enjoy the latest, and fastest internet speeds for smoother streaming, faster downloads, improved video conferencing, and lightning-quick gaming transitions.

The key advantage of the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 is that it uses existing technology infrastructure to support higher gigabit speeds into the home. DOCSIS 3.1 is a much more cost-effective technology for cable internet providers to implement than fiber optics making it possible for more consumers to gain access to faster broadband internet service. Without the requirement of new infrastructure or new cable layouts, deployment costs are minimal. Most service providers are now offering DOCSIS 3.1 to their subscribers, but it does require a modem upgrade in order to realize the improvement to one’s network. The Nighthawk CM2000 and 2050V modems are designed to provide faster connections and greater capacity based on this new specification while also maintaining backwards compatibility with current plans.

"At NETGEAR we are continually pushing forward with innovation to provide the latest technology for the greatest advancement in performance when it comes to one’s network connection," said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR. "With these two new modems, the CM2000 and the CM2050v, we are now offering the capability to bring multi-gig internet into the home over cable."

As demand for internet bandwidth soars, NETGEAR is pleased to introduce the Nighthawk CM2000 2.5Gbps Internet Speed Cable Modem and the Nighthawk CM2050V 2.5Gbps Internet Speed Cable Telephony Modem.

Nighthawk CM2000 and CM2050v 2.5 Gbps Modems Feature:

  • 2.5x internet speeds–– The next generation DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem with 2.5 gigabit ethernet port support up to 2.5x faster speeds than the first generation DOCSIS® 3.1 modem.

  • Multi-gig internet speed system–– Experience a new generation of cable modems that deliver up to 2.5 Gbps Multi-Gigabit Interneti.

  • Latest DOCSIS 3.1 technology— Join the new generation of cable modem with built in DOCSIS® 3.1 modem. Experience the world’s fastest cable Internet download speed and up to 10X faster than DOCSIS® 3.0ii.

  • Backward compatible–– Fully backwards compatible to 32x8 channel bonding in DOCSIS® 3.0 mode.

  • Power savings–– Energy efficient to reduce cable modem power usage.

  • Save money–– Save up to $168 per year by eliminating monthly cable modem rental feesiii.

  • Multi-gig WiFi router support––Works best with routers with 2.5Gbps WAN Port, such as: Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh systems (RBk852, RBK853), Nighthawk RAX120 or the Nighthawk RAX200 WiFi 6 routers

The Nighthawk CM2050V 2.5Gbps Internet Speed Cable Telephony Modem is certified for easy set up with Comcast Xfinity Voice Plan and includes two telephone.

Availability:

The Nighthawk® 2.5Gbps Internet Speed Cable Modem (CM2000) is currently available from NETGEAR.com for $249.99 USD and the Nighthawk® 2.5Gbps Internet Speed Cable Telephony Modem (CM2050V) can also be purchased from NETGEAR.com for a MSRP of $299.99 USD. The modems are expected to be available via other channels in the coming month.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses, and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products, video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and performance gaming routers to enhance online game play. The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe. More information is available from the NETGEAR Investor Page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the NETGEAR blog at NETGEAR.com.

©2020 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR the NETGEAR logo and Nighthawk, are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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i 10Gbps is the maximum data transfer rate in the DOCSIS® 3.1 standard. In practice, your Internet speeds will be less, as the transfer rate through the CM2000 Gigabit Ethernet port is limited to 2.5Gbps. The transfer rate may also be reduced by the volume of network traffic or your service plan

ii Maximum rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.1 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on your Internet subscription with your provider.

iii Savings shown may vary by cable service providers

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200922005367/en/

Contacts

U.S. Media Contact: Nathan Papadopulos, (408) 890-3889, NPapadopulos@netgear.com
U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, sales@netgear.com