Founded in 1990, Comtrend is a leading designer and manufacturer of broadband communication equipment. In 2002, Comtrend distinguished itself in broadband communication 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 many flavors of DSL have become stable partners to hundreds of service providers worldwide. As new technologies evolved, 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 while integrating TR-069 manageability. This software technology serves as the backbone to all tiers of service providers, allowing management of tens of thousands of customer premises equipment.
From 2010 to the present day, Comtrend has continually grown its product lineup, bringing broadband beyond the gateway. Residential and business 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. Our solutions are sought by three major groups:
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 and G.fast. 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 the 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 ACS Central ™.
Comtrend’s emerging business solutions organically grew from the SMB offerings by Service Providers. As the gateway remained the point of entry, customers needed auxiliary elements, such as switches, Powerline, Ethernet over coax, PoE devices, surveillance, and a wide array of wireless options beyond the consumer level. Comtrend leveraged its global family of businesses that specialized in this product set. In a relatively short period of time, Comtrend’s lineup quickly grew to meet the needs of consumers, SMB, and small office environments.
Comtrend provide a professional retail approach allowing these products to display in service provider showrooms, join on-line sales, and get hand-carried with installers into homes. This new revenue stream enables service providers to meet the real needs of their customers. The family of products has grown to include: a variety of wireless technologies, including extenders, wall and ceiling access points, routers & switches, and the new G.hn Powerline and coax adapters.
Comtrend is committed to a vision of bringing people together through technology and continues to realize this vision through a focus on innovation and superior service. The company's greatest triumph has been its ability to attract, retain, and develop talented professionals from all around the world.