Bell Brings New Pair-Bonded Speeds to Ontario and Quebec


Bell is releasing enhancements to their GAS Residential FTTN service effective May 8, 2017. As a result, new pair-bonded speeds will be available in Ontario and Quebec.

  • Up to 25 Mbps downstream / up to 1 Mbps upstream
  • Up to 50 Mbps downstream / up to 10 Mbps upstream
  • Up to 100 Mbps downstream / up to 10 Mbps upstream

To support this new service, specific Broadcom chipsets will be required in bonded xDSL modems, which are now available at Gentek.

SMART/RG SR552N

The SR552N uses the Broadcom 63168 chipset, which is required for Bell’s new pair-bonded speeds. The xDSL SR552N includes 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports, high-power (400mW) 802.11n 300Mbps Wi-Fi, and a variety of other features designed around ease of deployment.

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SMART/RG SR555AC

The SR555AC uses the Broadcom 63138 chipset, which is required for Bell’s new pair-bonded speeds. The xDSL SR555AC has similar features to the 552N, plus it also offers dual-band 802.11ac, and SmartRG AccuBeam™ technology along with other advanced features.

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SMART/RG SR655AC

The SR665AC also uses the Broadcom 63138 chipset, making it compatible with Bell’s new pair-bonded speeds. The xDSL SR655AC is a flexible, high-performance VoIP device and includes 2 x FXS ports. Blazing fast Wi-Fi performance and high-availability options make the SR655AC the front-runner for Internet Service Providers.

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