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Intel buys Lantiq in connected home move



In a move targets the connected home, Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies.

"By 2018, we expect more than 800million broadband connected households worldwide," said Kirk Skaugen, general manager of Intel's Client Computing Group. "The combination of our cable gateway business with Lantiq's technology and talent can allow global service providers to introduce new home computing experiences and enable consumers to take advantage of a more smart and connected home."

Together, the companies will offer a wide range of connectivity solutions and home cloud technologies for OEMs, service providers and companies innovating new applications for the home.

"Intel and Lantiq share a common vision about the evolution of the connected home and the intelligent network," said Dan Artusi, pictured, Lantiq's CEO. "Together, we can drive the transformation of the broadband customer premises equipment as it becomes a smart gateway that connects an increasingly diverse roster of devices and services in the home."

Lantiq has more than 2000 patents related to broadband communications and offers technologies including; xDSL solutions, with vectoring and G.Fast; fibre based technologies, such as Fibre to the Distribution Point and GPON; gateway home networking and DSLTE systems; network processors; and Ethernet and voice solutions. 

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Graham Pitcher

Source:  www.newelectronics.co.uk

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