Gigabit backhaul speeds & 400 Mb/s access broadband
Landmark DSL Rings technology from Genesis Technical Systems achieves ground breaking trial results.
Genesis Technical Systems has completed trials of its multi-award-winning network enhancing DSL Rings technology with leading North American operator, Cincinnati Bell, Inc., achieving backhaul speeds of up to a gigabit and home broadband speeds of up to 400 Mb/s, significantly exceeding pre-trial expectations.
Cincinnati Bell was carrying out the trial on behalf of the newly formed Residential Access Carrier Consortium (RACC), a consortium of operators from North America, Europe and Latin America, which aims to address the requirement for improved broadband in suburban, semi-rural and rural areas using Genesis solutions.
“DSL Rings has been put to its toughest test to date, working with a major US carrier where world class solutions and fast broadband speeds are paramount,” said Stephen Cooke, Founder and CTO of Genesis Technical Systems. “Genesis technologies enable operators to increase broadband performance and offer enhanced services over their existing network, discarding the need to build fibre all the way to the home.”
DSL Rings is composed of a Convergence Node (CN) on the physical network; a Home Gateway (HGW) in each house; and Exchange Gateway Software, which monitors all of the rings deployed across the network, which is installed at the local exchange.
The types of services tested and validated included; rate vs. reach; multi-cast; dynamic bandwidth allocation, i.e., fairness; individual data burst transmissions, i.e. demonstrating that individual homes could get access to the full 400 Mb/s, and Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS).
Tests carried out over the network backhaul infrastructure were completed using copper cables used by Cincinnati Bell in their normal network deployments. Network backhaul bandwidths were measured across a maximum of 12 pairs from the Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) to the CN, at distances ranging from 1000-3000ft, at 500ft increments.
Trials tested distribution around the ring to 12 HGWs. These local access routes were connected with standard copper cables, as used by Cincinnati Bell in their network. Network reach between the CN and the HGWs was initially from 160-500ft.
The backhaul network generated aggregate (upstream and downstream) bandwidth of up to one Gigabit. The access network generated aggregate bandwidths of up to 400 Mb/s, providing more than adequate bandwidth capacity for residential use. The trial results further illustrate that bandwidth of up to 600 Mb/s is available to support additional services, such as small cell deployment.
“We serve three-states reaching across 2,400 square miles. We are extremely proud of our network and what it gives to our customers – both at work and in their homes,” said Tom Simpson, CTO of Cincinnati Bell. “This trial has shown, and proven, the capability to bring more than enough bandwidth to customers served by even the most mature parts of our network. Since the FCC recently changed the definition of broadband to increase the minimum speed, these results are good news for those looking to develop their infrastructure to meet the massive increases in bandwidth demand.”
“The results of the trial at Cincinnati Bell demonstrate the importance of DSL Rings and the opportunities the solution provides for the members of the Residential Access Carrier Consortium,” said Peter Khoury, Chief Executive and General Counsel, Genesis Technical Systems. “DSL Rings offers RACC members, including those that are Connect America Fund II (CAF II) recipients, a means to bring affordable significant broadband enhancements to customers currently receiving a limited service over their existing networks. The completion of this DSL Rings trial in North America is another significant milestone achievement for Genesis.”
Cincinnati Bell provides integrated communications solutions, including local and long-distance voice, data, high-speed Internet and video, that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and the world. The company was originally formed in 1883 and installed its first underground cable in 1891.