Actiontec Corporate Overview

By: Actiontec  09-12-2011
Keywords: Broadband, Routers, Broadband Products

Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products — including gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high speed bonded VDSL2 gateways, 4G LTE routers, DSL modems, and home networking solutions — are deployed by some of the largest telecom carriers in North America. Alongside our service provider partners, we're turning the promise of the digital lifestyle into reality— giving consumers an uncompromised solution to seamlessly flow HD content from the living room to the bedroom, home office, kitchen, and anywhere in between.

At Actiontec, we listen to our customers. And then transform their needs and challenges into future-proof solutions that help them stay competitive today and tomorrow. From faster access rates and greater processing power to flexible technology options and exciting applications, we're dedicated to building broadband products that are fast, powerful, and fun. Additionally, we keep a close eye on the carrier's bottom line, and ensure our products are easy to install, manage, use, and support. We maintain a large customer support and design team in the United States that enables us to respond quickly to requests as they arise and help our customers take advantage of each opportunity.

Our company is led by a seasoned management team with over 100 years of collective experience gained at companies such as Apple, Bell Canada, Fairchild Semiconductors, GenBand, Micronics, Cisco, Tellabs and Westell Technologies.

Industry Leadership

Actiontec is one of the largest CPE suppliers in North America. Our products are used by millions of consumers, with hundreds of thousands added every month. Actiontec products have been adopted by leading Tier 1 and Tier 2 Internet Service Providers, including Verizon, Qwest, Frontier, Telus, TDS Telecom, MTS Allstream, Bell Aliant, NTS, and more.

Our innovation has been recognized throughout the industry time and time again. We took home more than 10 industry awards in 2010 alone, including honors from Broadband Properties, Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association (BMMA), CEDIA, Communications Solutions, Network Product Guide, American Business Awards (The Stevies), U.S. Chamber of Commerce and more.

We play an active role in industry organizations, including: DSL Forum, WiFi Alliance, HomePlug Powerline Alliance, MoCA (Multimedia over Coax) Alliance, HPNA, and NTCA (National Telecommunications Cooperative Association).

Key company milestones include:

  • Launched the industry's first 4G LTE router featuring an integrated 4G radio
  • Unveiled the first family of multi-room WiFi HDMI adapters that let consumers stream HD content from room to room over standard WiFi with virtually no latency
  • Shipped more than 22 million Internet Access Devices
  • Named to Inc. 5,000 list for the top fastest growing private companies in the U.S. (ranked #2832)
  • Launched industry's first modular gateway in May 2007
  • First vendor to support every major WAN and LAN distribution standard including VDSL2, ADSL2+, MoCA, HomePlug AV and HPNA3
  • Announced industry's first plug and play router for fixed mobile convergence in January 2007
  • Introduced the first broadband router equipped with built-in support for the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) networking standard in 2006

Green and Diversity Initiatives

As a minority owned company, we're committed to the world we live in by promoting diversity among our employees and partners, and actively pushing a variety of green programs designed to reduce the carbon footprint of our company, and customers. The majority of our modems and routers are ENERGY EFFICIENT, helping families reduce their electrical bills and energy use. And we're taking other strides to reduce our environmental impact, such as using recycled materials in our packaging and reducing the waste produced throughout the supply chain.

Product Portfolio:

IPTV/Video Products
With solutions for Fiber to the Home (FTTH), Fiber to the Curb (FTTC), VDSL2, ADSL2+, and any major video WLAN standard, we offer a comprehensive line of IPTV-capable CPE equipment for service providers of all sizes and infrastructures. Based on a modular design, all of the broadband routers and gateways can be customized to carrier needs and offer support for all of the major video networking standards for the WAN and LAN including VDSL2, ADSL2+, Fiber, Ethernet, MoCA, HomePlug AV, or HPNA 3.x.

Broadband Access Products
We offer a full range of DSL modems, DSL routers, and Wireless DSL Modem Routers — from compact, power-packed devices to energy efficient modems and an innovative modular platform that supports snap-in expansion modules. Our DSL modems and routers support Bonded VDSL2, VDSL2+, VDSL, ADSL, ADSL2+, and work with any DSL service provider in North America.

Fixed Wireless Solutions?
Our line of integrated 4G LTE routers makes the promise of 4G LTE a reality today, enabling carriers to deliver high quality wireless broadband to those homes where it hasn't been feasible to deploy fiber or copper-based broadband.

Home Networking Solutions
Bringing a broadband signal to the home is only half the picture. With applications like whole-home DVR, consumers need to distribute broadband content from device to device throughout the home. We offer a range of innovative home networking solutions based on the latest wireless, WiFi HDMI, powerline/HomePlug, HPNA, and MoCA standards.


Actiontec is a global company headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale, CA). The company maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan.

Keywords: Broadband, Broadband Products, Routers,

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Actiontec Corporate Quality Policy

Actiontec actively participates in quality standards development through participation in the QuEST Forum and the International Organization for Standardization, and complies with service provider product quality and reliability standards such as Telcordia FD-NEBS-01, SR-332 and GR-282.