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Vivo introduces in Brazil Blu-Castle’s Blackbox Plus 4.5G router with carrier aggregation

20 October – Porto Alegre, Brazil

Blu-Castle is proud to be part of Vivo’s Blackbox Plus program.

Vivo has introduced Blu-Castle’s Blackbox Plus 4.5G router with carrier aggregation in Brazil. Using carrier aggregation, the Blackbox Plus can achieve speeds of up to 300MBs when connected to Vivo’s 4.5G network, providing their customers with a great deal of flexibility to connect to the internet without the need of a fix line.

About Blu-Castle Blu-Castle is a leading supplier of residential and business telecommunications equipment and software to service providers and telecommunications companies around the world. Their solutions help service providers increase revenues and reduce costs. Blu-Castle has a presence throughout Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Far East Asia, working with operators, silicon vendors, independent software vendors, and manufacturers. The company is powered by Foxconn Interconnect Technology.

Contact details: [email protected]


Blu-Castle and Gamgee partner to bring high-performing, engaging, smart home and wireless Wi-Fi solutions to broadband service providers

3 May 2020 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Blu-Castle and Gamgee today announced a strategic partnership to offer high-performing, engaging smart home and Wi-Fi solutions to broadband service providers and their customers worldwide. Blu-Castle and Gamgee will combine their portfolio of wireless and video products, innovative services and engagement tools to deliver high-quality, personalised and life-enhancing consumer experiences. Wi-Fi has become a basic human need as the central connectivity technology within more than a billion homes. With the increasing proliferation of devices, online content and smart home services, the consumers’ demands are growing exponentially. Unfortunately, they feel their needs are met less and less. Broadband service providers, faced with this growing gap and its impact on customer support and satisfaction, look for solutions to satisfy these needs, while driving costs down and creating new revenue opportunities. The strategic partnership between Blu-Castle and Gamgee will support broadband service providers in bringing the best smart home and best home Wi-Fi to the consumers and enabling revenue and cost saving opportunities for themselves. The combined solution offers consumers high-quality Wi-Fi and video equipment, management of the home Wi-Fi network, parental controls, content filtering, security against online intruders and additional privacy with virtual private networking, chatbot support and an in-app commerce platform. “Gamgee’s strong focus on consumer experience and engagement, combined with their world-class software, truly complements the portfolio of Blu-Castle, enabling us to bring more innovative solutions to telecommunication service providers,” says Harold Fitch, the Chief Executive Officer from Blu-Castle.

Chief Executive Officer of Gamgee, Paul Hendriks, further elaborates on the strengths of the partnership: “With the leading product portfolio of Blu-Castle, we can enhance our platform, not only with wireless routers and extenders, but also with home Internet of Things. It also empowers both companies to benefit from a joint market approach. The combined audience and network of Blu-Castle and Gamgee consists of silicon vendors and manufacturers, broadband service providers, value added resellers, retailers, software vendors and hardware manufacturers, which sets a solid ground for their far-reaching impact on the telecom and high-tech industry. Both CEOs underline another important aspect of the partnership: “The international, entrepreneurial, innovative and agile mentality of both teams will take this partnership to another level.”

About Blu-Castle Blu-Castle is a leading supplier of residential and business telecommunications equipment and software to service providers and telecommunications companies around the world. Their solutions help service providers increase revenues and reduce costs. Blu-Castle has a presence throughout Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Far East Asia, working with operators, silicon vendors, independent software vendors, and manufacturers. The company is powered by Foxconn Interconnect Technology.

Contact details: [email protected]

About Gamgee Gamgee is an innovative, hardware-independent provider of smart home and Wi-Fi management
solutions developed to enhance the digital experience of users at home. Their solution brings broadband
service providers an unprecedented level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, decrease support costs, and opens up new revenue opportunities. Gamgee offers its services worldwide. Contacts:Karl Tempest-Mitchell ([email protected]
Natalia Pavlovicova ([email protected])


Foxconn acquires stake in Blu-Castle

17 February – Madrid, Spain

To our valued customers and other stakeholders,
Blu-Castle S.A. (“Blu-Castle”) is pleased to announce that Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Ltd., (“FIT”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., (“Hon Hai”) the largest consumer electronics manufacturer in the world, has acquired a stake in Blu-Castle SA, a European company that distributes telecommunications products to Carriers across Europe, Middle East and Latin-America. With this transaction, Foxconn relies on Blu-Castle’s strengths and experience to reinforce its positioning within these markets.

Since September 1 st 2015, Blu-Castle improves its operational capabilities through th agreement reached with FIT, one of the top interconnect companies worldwide. This agreement will enable Blu-Castle to consolidate and expand its business within its natural action areas, as well as allowing FIT to access and consolidate its leading position in new markets.The agreement covers a wide portfolio of telecommunication devices (both active and passive) for enterprise and residential environments. In particular fiber optics products, connectors,antennas, acoustic components, cables and modules for applications in computers,communication equipment and consumer electronics.“I am thrilled to move ahead in this partnership because now we can couple our full knowledge of the ecosystem (silicon-carriers) and the fact that we are extremely cost effective with the endorsement of the biggest technological group in the world that will allow Blu-Castle to unleash its potential. Also the recent announcements of FIT with the acquisition of the subsystem products assets from Avago will enhance our product line as well,” says Blu-Castle’s CEO Harold Fitch.“It is my belief, this partnership will be rewarding for both Blu-Castle and FIT,” states FIT’s COO Ralph Gillespie.

About Blu-Castle Blu-Castle is a leading supplier of residential and business telecommunications equipment and software to service providers and telecommunications companies around the world. Blu-Castle develops products to meet the requirements of its customers and the needs of their subscribers, delivering fully configured solutions backed up by a strong local support. For more information regarding Blu-Castle, please see: https://www.blu-castle.com/company/about-us.

About FIT FIT is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan and has over 70,000 employees worldwide. FIT is led by CEO Sidney Lu, and is ranked among the top interconnect companies worldwide by revenue.

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2 FIT recently announced the acquisition of the subsystems products and related assets of the Fiber Optics Product Division of Avago Technologies limited. A team of over 900 Avago employees, including highly talented engineers and seasoned marketing professionals located in San Jose, CA, Breinigsville, PA, and Singapore, and a manufacturing team located in Mexico will become part of a newly created FIT Fiber Optics components unit. For more information regarding FIT, please see: http://www.fit-foxconn.com/Careers(Home/CompanyProfile.
Sincerely,

Harold Fitch
CEO