The insatiable demand for bandwidth and competition from Cable MSOs continues to put pressure on broadband service prices. Therefore, Telco providers are struggling to hold on to customers and protect profits. Many look to fiber as the answer, but most are struggling with the cost because of tightening CapEx budgets and the long payback required for fiber. Nearly 50 percent of remote DSLAMs/DLCs in the US are still fed by T1s/E1s on copper, which in most cases limits total backhaul bandwidth to 6-12 Mbps.
Many providers are turning to Positron for their powerful bonded copper solutions. Using existing copper pairs, innovative features like Asymmetric Bandwidth, superior DSL spectral compatibility and compatibility with a wide array of DSLAMs/DLCs, Positron's solutions provide up to 100 Mbps of Carrier Ethernet backhaul bandwidth or a DS3 (45 Mbps) over existing copper pairs out to carrier serving area distances (12 Kft/3.7 Km). With minimal CapEx, providers can:
The Aktino solution lets providers leverage existing copper and DSLAMs/DLCs and uncap them within days versus months compared to fiber. It's expected to result in the following:
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:
The Aktino product line is a leading bonded copper solution that features Asymmetric Backhaul Bandwidth. Since the nature of broadband use is asymmetric, Positron's Asymmetric Bandwidth allows providers to match the true nature of their backhaul traffic and therefore use resources as efficiently as they can. Additionally it is programmable, enabling it to be tailored to individual applications.
Solutions like E.SHDSL can impact DSL bandwidth by 50 percent or more. In contrast, because the Aktino solutions leverage Discrete Multi-tone (DMT) protocol just as ADSL, the impact on ADSL is minimal.