Installing fiber to every MDU living-unit is expensive in terms of labour costs, disruptive to customers, and often delayed due to slow process of getting permissions from building and living-unit owners or local authorities. Fiber Extension using MoCA Access based InCoax technology reduce the cost and complexity when deploying FTTH networks.

MoCA can sustainably leverage existing coaxial cable infrastructure and reuse existing network operators’ assets, while still providing FTTH-like broadband connectivity.

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Fiber-To-The extension Point

FTTep enables next-generation access networks that deliver MultiGigabit broadband services, helping service providers to deploy broadband networks at a fraction of the cost of traditional FTTH deployments. It is especially important for areas where optical fiber cannot be deployed due to limitations on construction, lack of ducts, apartment or building accessibility, technical or historical preservations reasons.

The main objective of FTTep is to re-use coax infrastructure to extend fiber gigabit services with minimal construction work.
FTTep is typically deployed near the end-user either outside or inside the building depending of available coaxial infrastructure.
The InCoax DPU/Control Unit is located at the FTTep where it connects the fiber to the coax in-building network.

GPON / XGS-PON Extension

XGS-PON is an updated PON standard that can support 10 Gbps symmetrical data transfer and is part of the GPON family of standards known as Gigabit-capable PON.

In MDU and MTU deployments the in-building fiber installations are challenging and Fiber Access Extension solve this intra building connectivity over coaxial networks. Cost of deploying fiber from entry point to each MDU unit can be up to 40% of the cost of deploying the Fiber-To-The Building.

The Broadband Forum Technical Report, TR-419 – Fiber Access Extension over existing coaxial Infrastructure, addresses MoCA Access technology to extend the fiber services. This is based on its existing TR-301 which defines functionality for a Distribution Point Unit (DPU).

InCoax MoCA Access 2.5 technology symmetrically communicates with 2.5 Gbps on each coax DPU/Controller RF channel (3.2 Gbps under favourable conditions). The coax outlet is usually located at the heart of the premises making internal wiring unnecessary.

Active Ethernet Extension

Active Ethernet is a Point-to-Point (P2P) technology that connects a Service Switch to Remote L2 Switch. In-building network is typically a Local Area Network (LAN) which requires cabling from Remote L2 Switch to each apartment entry point, RJ-45 Ethernet outlet.

Re-using copper phone lines is an alternative but is very much depending on the lines performance speed which vary from as low as 100Mbps up to close 1Gbps testified by several operators.

The Broadband Forum Technical Report, TR-419 – Fiber Access Extension over existing coaxial Infrastructure, addresses MoCA Access technology to extend the fiber services. This is based on its existing TR-301 which defines functionality for a Distribution Point Unit (DPU).

InCoax MoCA Access 2.5 technology symmetrically communicates with 2.5 Gbps on each coax DPU/Controller RF channel (3.2 Gbps under favourable conditions). The coax outlet is usually located at the heart of the premises making internal wiring unnecessary.

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