Deutsche Telekom continues to spread the home networking investment love. This time, the German telco's VC division T-Ventures has made a strategic investment in Lantiq, Infineon's former wireline division.
While T-Ventures did not reveal how much it is investing in Lantiq, the German company seems to have a soft spot in vendors that supply wireless and wireline-based home networking products. Other home networking-like investments that T-Ventures has made include femtocell gateway vendor Ubiquisys and Fixed Mobile Convergence specialist Kineto.
According to a Light Reading Europe article, the two companies already have a relationship as Lantiq provides chipsets to the CO and customer premise equipment it currently uses to provide DSL broadband services to its customer base.
Ever since Lantiq emerged when Infineon sold its wireline division to Golden Gate Capital, Lantiq has been on a roll. In addition to the recent funding, Lantiq has expanded its DSL and WiFi capabilities by acquiring both Bedford, Mass-based Aware's DSL, home networking assets and intellectual property and Metalink's wireless LAN related assets.
- see the release here
- Light Reading Europe has this perspective
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