Bandwidth Demand Growth, Competition, Tightening CapEx Budgets
The proliferation of multimedia applications, ubiquitous handheld devices and ever growing mobile workforce has created an insatiable demand for highly reliable access bandwidth. This rapid increase in bandwidth demand has drained the excess capacity on both Wireline and Wireless networks. The battle between the Cable Multiple System Operators (MSOs) and telecom service providers has expanded beyond the residential market and into the small and medium business (SMB) market. All these things combined have set the stage for intense price competition and tremendous downward pressure on price/Mbps. The result is that many Telco providers are struggling to hold on to customers and protect profits.
The reduced CapEx budgets constrain the carrier to deliver the services using their existing network infrastructure rather than building a new network. Many look to fiber as the answer, but the significant upfront cost and longer ROI period on fiber restrict the telecom service provider from deploying fiber everywhere.
Positron provides a solution that is both quick and cost-effective. The Aktino bonded copper product line lets providers leverage existing copper pairs, making it possible to be deployed in days rather than months, which is required for fiber, not to mention the cost associated with trenching fiber. This is extremely valuable to many providers as it allows them to preserve capital for projects.
Up to 10 Times more Bandwidth over Existing Copper
By providing up to 100 Mbps of Carrier Ethernet Bandwidth, the Aktino Carrier Ethernet solutions increase backhaul bandwidth by up to 10 times more than other copper solutions at CSA distances:
- 10 times more bandwidth than T1 IMA (8 Mbps/pair vs. 0.768 Mbps/pair)
- 7 times more bandwidth than E.SHDSL (8 Mbps/pair vs. 1.15 Mbps/pair)
Exploiting the Asymmetric Nature of Backhaul and Broadband Traffic
Service providers are acknowledging the reality of the asymmetric nature of backhaul and business services traffic. It’s always been known for residential broadband services, but is now being exploited for mobile backhaul and business services as well.
The Aktino product line is a leading bonded copper solution that features Asymmetric Bandwidth. This feature allows providers to match the true nature of their backhaul traffic and therefore use resources as efficiently as they possibly can to minimize the number of pairs required. Additionally, it is programmable, making it possible for providers to choose the right ratio of down/upstream bandwidth for each application.
By leveraging VDLS2-based MIMO on DMT technology and performing the bonding at the physical layer (Layer 1), the Aktino solutions overcome the problems of existing copper bonding methods, making it possible to deliver unprecedented bandwidth and reliability.
- Symmetric and Asymmetric Carrier Ethernet Services
- DSLAM/DLC Backhaul
- Mobile Backhaul