“Fiber to the Home” is far from the only and most efficient technology to deliver Gigabit Internet access to subscribers. Retrofitting an existing (brownfield) Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) with fiber is complex and expensive. The G1001 series of “G.hn to Ethernet” Managed Demarcation Point devices complements the Positron G.hn Aggregation Multiplexer (GAM) family to deliver near symmetrical Gigabit Internet access to subscribers in MDUs over the existing telephone or coaxial infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of alternatives.
The ITU-T G.9960 G.hn Wave-2 standard is designed to leverage the existing telephone wiring (UTP, CAT-3 or CAT-5/5e) or RG-6/RG-59 coax cabling with an access technology that delivers a Gigabit Internet service to each subscriber at a lower cost and without the complexity and delays associated with in-building fiber installation. G.hn is used as an Access technology by Operators looking to simplify their access network and backend infrastructure with an Ethernet-like technology that is highly scalable without some of the inherent complexity of DSL-related technologies. With G.hn as the Access technology, Operators deliver advanced services such as Gigabit High Speed Residential Internet and 4K IPTV without the high capital and operational expenses associated to a fiber retrofit. The Positron GAM solution is MEF CE 2.0 compliant and is ideally suited to deliver Business Ethernet services in an MDU and/or MTU deployment.
The Positron G.hn to Ethernet Bridge (G1001-M for twisted pair, G1001-MP for twisted pair and POTS bypass or G1001-C for coaxial) is a Managed Demarcation Point that connects to a Residential Gateway (RG) that does not have native support for G.hn on its WAN port.
The G1001 devices control how a Residential Gateway (or User CPE) connects to the G.hn Access Network under the control of the Positron GAM. In this role, they make sure the information transmitted over the G.hn links is protected with strong AES-128 encryption. When used in Point-to-Multipoint mode (coaxial wiring), the G1001-C operates under control of the GAM to isolate the traffic from each subscribers that share the same coax splitter.