Genesis Technical Systems said that its new technology, DSL Rings, can deliver 400 Mbps speeds over existing copper infrastructure "at a fraction of the cost of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) or fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP)."
A news release issued today in advance of Broadband World Forum 2012 (Oct. 16-18,in Amsterdam) said that the technology is "generally backhaul agnostic and works with both conventional copper, using standards-based DSL technology, and FTTCab (fiber to the cabinet) or fiber-to-the-neighborhood" and "can also provide backhaul for femtocells to offload congested mobile networks."
"DSL Rings facilitates telco customer acquisition, win-back and retention by offering better, faster services; more bandwidth; and lower cost per unit than current methods of delivering broadband services over copper," company President-CTO Stephen Cooke said in the news release.
Genesis pointed to a huge potential market for the service in Europe where "there are over 40 million people who currently do not have access to a basic 2 Mbps service."
The new technology, it said, supports VoIP, WiFi, WiMAX, M2M, CCTV and cable TV, automated meter reading, mobile network offload, femtocells and picocells, HD IPTV, video conferencing, video streaming and video-on-demand.
"It also has the potential to change the lives of millions of people through home working, cloud computing, commerce, distance learning, telemedicine and access to government services over the Internet," the company claimed, noting that the potential ROI is "typically within 24 months following low-cost, rapid deployment."
Genesis said that in addition to demonstrating the technology at World Broadband Forum, it is in field trials and expects DSL rings to be commercially available in the second quarter of 2013.
- Genesis Technical Systems issued this news release
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