Access & backhaul for rural

Meeting the challenge of delivering improved broadband to rural communities

The challenge with rural is that both that DSL bandwidths are potentially non existent over long distances, and that fibre installation costs are not viable for Telcos because rural areas, are by their nature, areas with low population density.  With low numbers of potentially customers Telcos are unable to justify fibre investments.

Making copper work for rural

Genesis has designed a way to make copper work for rural by applying intelligent networking concepts, including add drop multiplexers (ADMs), vectoring and shared backhaul.

Add Drop Multiplexers

ADMs shorten the transmission distance to increase the available bandwidth. The use of ADMs in this context is based on the principles that each house can send traffic (Add), each house can receive traffic meant for it (Drop), each house can pass traffic through that’s not meant for it (Pass-through) and that each house can receive traffic that it needs and forward it onwards if other houses need it as well (drop and continue multicast).

Shared backhaul

Genesis has designed the capability to, not only terminate the bonded link from the Central Office but to also, initiate another bonded link towards another cabinet down the road.  It is thus possible for Genesis to provide up to 400 Mb/s bandwidth to homes that are greater than 7 km from the central office/exchange, using the existing copper wire infrastructure, depending on the distances from the central office to the first cabinet and between cabinets. This is illustrated in the diagram below.


Crosstalk has always existed in copper networks but it is becomes a bigger problem as higher frequencies are used in DSL acceleration technologies to provide higher bandwidths. However, cross talk can be managed, and for the most part cancelled completely; if intelligent algorithms are applied to the data signals (called pre-conditioning) before they are transmitted, enabling bandwidths at any given distance to be potentially doubled.  Vectoring cancels crosstalk so signals travel farther with less degradation.


Genesis provides a unique solution for telecoms operators that enables them to increase the bandwidth of their broadband services by up to a multiple of twenty, up to a maximum of 400 Mb/s, upstream and downstream combined.

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Meeting the challenge of delivering improved broadband to rural communities at a justifiable cost.

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