Genesis Technical Systems Corp. has officially launched DSL Rings, a technology to deliver 400 Mbps over existing copper telecommunications infrastructures.
The company is pitching DSL Rings as an alternative to fiber-to-the-home or premises (FTTH/P) networks. Genesis says the patented technology enables telecommunication companies to deliver superfast broadband at a fraction of the cost of FTTH/P, while delivering more than enough capacity to bring very-low-cost triple-play and quad-play offers to both urban and rural areas.
DSL Rings can be deployed in rural and urban situations with the potential for return on investment typically within 24 months following low-cost, rapid deployment.
“DSL Rings facilitates telco customer acquisition, win-back, and retention by offering better, faster services; more bandwidth; and lower unit cost (per Mbps) than current methods of delivering broadband services over copper,” said Stephen Cooke, Genesis’s president and CTO.
In Europe alone, there are over 40 million people who currently do not have access to a basic 2-Mbps broadband service. DSL Rings supports VoIP, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, M2M, CCTV and CATV, automated meter reading, mobile network offload, femtocells, picocells, HD IPTV, video conferencing, video streaming, and video on demand.
DSL Rings is generally backhaul agnostic and works with both conventional copper, using standards-based bonded DSL technology, and fiber-to-the-cabinet or -neighborhood (FTTC/N). DSL Rings can also provide backhaul for femtocells to off-load traffic from congested mobile networks.
Genesis is showcasing its DSL Rings technology at the Broadband World Forum exhibition, with live demonstrations on stand G54 from October16 to 18, 2012.
Genesis is currently scheduling field trials of the new technology, and anticipates that it will be commercially available in the second quarter of 2013.
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