November 09, 2009 09:00 ET

2Wire Wins First Annual Light Reading Top Picks Award

Light Reading Editors Acknowledge Forward-Looking Approach to Home Gateways

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - After weeks of discussions with readers, analysts, and industry sources, Light Reading editors selected the 2Wire HomePortal® GEM™ platform as winner of the Fixed Access category in the first annual Light Reading Top Picks Award. The Light Reading Top Picks program awards communications products and services from all over the world for their potential to shake up the industry.

"Congratulations to all the companies and individuals who were selected as this year's Top Picks," said Phil Harvey, Light Reading's editor in chief. "The Top Picks were chosen by Light Reading's editors because they embody the trends that we feel are really pushing this industry forward."

"Our HomePortal GEM platform expands current and future capabilities in the home and addresses growing demand for integrated networking, communication, and digital media products," said Jaime Fink, CTO of 2Wire. "We believe the platform will define, optimize, and extend the capabilities of the digital home for years to come, and we are honored to be recognized by Light Reading's editors as a Top Pick."

The HomePortal GEM platform is an elegant, modular solution for broadband service providers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy a wide range of new services. The broadband gateway at the core of the GEM platform is designed for incremental expansion through physical hardware modules, as well as next-generation software, applications, and management systems. The modular approach to both hardware and software allows service providers to provision a variety of applications, including their own, as well as those authored by third parties.

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About 2Wire

Engineered for the carrier and optimized for the subscriber, 2Wire broadband solutions provide simple, powerful user experiences. 2Wire products and services include residential gateways, multi-service media platforms, remote management systems, value-added services, customer support, and end-to-end integration and professional services. 2Wire customers are leading broadband providers throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including AT&T, Telmex, BT, Bell Canada, SingTel, Telstra and others. For more information, visit

2Wire is a registered trademark of 2Wire, Inc. in the United States and in other jurisdictions throughout the world. HomePortal and other 2Wire product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of 2Wire, Inc.