The Genesis Distribution Point Unit (GDPU) utilizes network aggregation, regeneration and add/drop techniques to remove network barriers associated with the delivery of G.fast gigabit services across long distances.
The GDPU is a network extension of a GSLAM or ASM/DSLAM providing multiple gigabit trunks. GDPUs are cascaded by virtue of their multi-port aggregated trunks which are regenerated at the GDPU. At each GDPU location on extended trunk routes service capacity can be add/drop to local subscribers.
This G.fast regeneration capability is unique in the industry and offers an extremely low-cost alternative to the deployment of fiber. With the combination of the GSLAM and GDPU symmetrical traffic trunk routes in excess of 10Gbps can be created over distances exceeding current G.fast limitations. Premises located at distances of 3000 feet or 1 kilometre or more from their local G.fast network node can now benefit from G.fast technology and receive gigabit broadband.
At each GDPU an SFP access cage has been added to support small cells delivering Wi-Fi or mobile services.
All GSLAM/GDPU trunks can be vectored, to a maximum of 96 copper (Cu) pairs, offering the ability to potentially mix multiple VDSL profiles and G.fast services.