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ZTE adds copper/fiber support, EasyMesh and WiFi 6 to home gateway

ZTE has unveiled a gateway that combines fiber and copper in one home box, to provide optimal support for advanced home WiFi capabilities such as mesh networking and support for the latest standard, WiFi 6. Called the ZXHN H6606, ZTE’s gateway supports the open source EasyMesh specification, plus support for VDSL2 35b network technology which is capable of reusing existing copper wiring to increase broadband speeds to 300Mbps, the vendor claims. This is achieved using a simple SFP (small form-factor pluggable) cage – which serves as a transceiver to connect a gigabit passive optical network (GPON) module to switch access to a gigabit optical network. Consumers then get all the benefits of whole-home coverage through mesh networking should they choose…

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