While founded in 1990, Comtrend did not start with its Fiber-ready gateways of today, rather, it initiated the industry’s first video over DSL solutions. In 2002, Comtrend distinguished itself in North America by joining the IPTV revolution for telephone service providers. At that time, video over DSL was fraught with quality issues based on the emerging standards, outside plant quality, and interoperability issues.
Since that time, Comtrend and the evolution of broadband DSL have become dependable partners to hundreds of service providers worldwide. From single line to bonded, ADSL to VDSL, Comtrend’s broadband gateways have faithfully kept the lead. Today, whether a customer is connected via fiber, cable, satellite, or DSL, a Comtrend gateway will facilitate the fastest connections with robust wireless while integrating TR-069 manageability. This enterprise software technology serves as the backbone to all tiers of service providers, allowing management of tens of thousands of customer premises equipment.
Comtrend is committed to supporting the needs of Rural and Regional CSPs by leveraging defined standards and aligned partnerships to provide open Broadband solutions to all. This, in turn, will drive innovation and accessibility.
We believe in enabling our customers to choose their best path, allowing them to openly deliver reliable, best-in-class home connectivity to their subscribers. Further, we have a relationship-driven team with dedicated person-to-person engineering support to help those communities thrive in delivering broadband connectivity across the U.S.
Comtrend’s early IPTV leadership began with such standards as ADSL2+, but quickly evolved into 2+Bonded, VDSL2/Bonded, G.INP, VDSL2 Vectoring, and now Profile 35b. During this same period, another standard emerged. This one, a protocol known as TR-069, did not get replaced over time. Instead, it grew in complexity and utility as technology became vital in homes and businesses worldwide. In 2003 Comtrend launched its own TR-069-based Auto Configuration Server (ACS) software solution and then went on to add a cloud-based version with Comtrend ACS.
Growing With the Industry
From 2010 to the present day, Comtrend has continually grown its product lineup, bringing broadband beyond the gateway. Residential users seeking easier ways to extend their networks, whether wirelessly or through a hard-wire connection, now have Comtrend traversing power and phone lines, cable, and wireless. It is apparent today that homes and offices of all sizes cross over to deploy similar technologies.