LEA Networks and Methode Electronics sign Distribution Agreement

  • LEA Networks to distribute Methode’s reverse-powered G.hn micro-DPU for FTTdp Applications for the European market
  • Modular platform supports twisted-pair and coaxial cable, delivers data rates up to 2 Gbps, can be reversed-powered up to hundreds of meters and enables service providers to adopt a pay-as-you-grow deployment model


Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 16th, 2019 – LEA Networks, a principal provider of broadband networking and smart powering solutions, and Methode Electronics, Inc (NYSE: MEI), a global developer and manufacturer of custom engineered and application-specific products and solutions, today announced they have entered into a Sales and Marketing Distribution Agreement. Under this Agreement, LEA Networks will market and sell Methode’s G.hn Single Port DPU (Distribution Point Unit) also known as mDPU (micro DPU) and associated SFP modules into the European market. The SFP modules are designed to be used both on the micro-DPU side or in third-party residential gateways, simplifying inventory management by service providers.

G.hn is an ITU networking standard that delivers data rates up to 2 Gbps and can operate over twisted pair and coax cables.

“An affordable alternative to an all-fiber deployment is what customers are looking for to simplify and help reduce installation time and costs” said Thierry Fernandez, CEO of LEA Networks. “Methode’s mDPU solution combined with our PSETT02 reverse power injector based on ETSI TS 101 548 standard strengthen LEA Networks broadband access portfolio, giving our customers a complementary solution to deliver 1 Gbps over existing copper or coax lines.”

“Having collaborated for the past several years on the implementation of reverse power feed for the micro-DPU, Methode is looking forward to partnering with Lea Networks to expand our broadband network edge solutions reach into the regions they already serve” said Jennifer Elliott, Director of World Wide Sales for the dataMate division of Methode Electronics.

LEA Networks offers a complete portfolio of products servicing the copper access market for telecom operators, including OSP, filtering/splittering, BEP and reverse powering solutions.



A complete end-to-end solution (G.hn micro-DPU, G.hn SFP modules and PSETT02 RPF PSE) is available now from LEA Networks. A live demonstration of the complete solution will be displayed at the BBWF event at LEA Networks’ booth #H50, held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from October 15th to October 17th.


About LEA Networks

LEA Networks is a worldwide leader in xDSL/G.fast splitters and filters, Power Line Communication (PLC), Smart Powering (Power over Ethernet (PoE), Reverse Power Systems (RPF) and Wireless Power), and lightning protection and connectivity solutions for the telecommunication industry. The company researches, designs, markets, and distributes a wide range of standard and custom products, which have been deployed by over 150 carriers worldwide. Headquartered in Paris, France, LEA Networks is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HF Company (Euronext: HF). More information is at https://www.lea-networks.com.

About Methode

Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, safety radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interface, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found on Methode’s Web site www.methode.com.


LEA Networks

Pablo Sandoval

VP Business Development



Methode Electronics

Jennifer Elliott

Director Worldwide Sales