Patent Number: 8,879,913

Title: Device for using a broadband network at a customer's premises, method of operating such a device and broadband network system utilizing such a device

Abstract: The invention relates to a piece of customer premises equipment (CPE) comprising a physical connector (21) for linking to a broadband network and a distributing structure (NTU, 24) that is connected to said physical connector for distributing broadband elements over one or more service modules (RGUs A, B, C, D) for associated customer modules (CUEs E, F, G, H). According to the invention, said distributing structure (NTU, 24) comprises a plurality of mechanically modularly arranged connector facilities (25) at an interface between the distributing structure and the service modules so as to provide a repeatedly mechanically exchangeable connection for a service module (RGU) belonging to one service provider from a range of mutually distinct service providers each time. The distributing structure (NTU, 24) is further provided with means (26, 27) for making said mutually distinct service providers indiscriminately exchangeable among said connector facilities (25).

Inventors: Egmond; Maarten (Eindhoven, NL), Van Den Hoven; Gerard Nicolaas (Maria Hoop, NL), Schepers; Paulus Ferdinand Joseph (Eindhoven, NL), De Laat; Maurice Martinus (Budel, NL), Spaa; Jori Pieter Andre (Amsterdam, NL), Berends; Jacob Hendrik Martin (Den Haag, NL)

Assignee: Genexis B.V.

International Classification: H04B 10/27 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00