400 mbps Broadband over Telco Copper Lines using Bonded DSL Rings™ (BDR)
High quality television over copper telephone lines can be a reality for telephone companies ( Telcos ) that use Bonded DSL Rings™ ( BDR ). Bandwidths of up to 400 megabits per second - at a cost much lower than fiber - are achievable using BDR. This will allow Telcos to compete head-to-head with cable companies at a price point that is attractive to consumers and very profitable for Telcos.
Genesis Technical Systems Corp ( GTS ) of Calgary, Canada, developer of the patent pending BDR technology, successfully demonstrated a BDR proof of concept at the Broadband World Forum in Berlin, Germany in October 2007 and at the MINT Lab in Edmonton, Canada in November 2007.
There were an estimated 1.25 billion copper phone lines in service worldwide in 2005. North American Telcos are losing 10 percent of their copper telephone line customers to cable competitors each year. Bonded DSL Rings TM from GTS will be able to reverse these losses by providing economical high bandwidth service to rural and urban customers wherever there are existing copper telephone lines.
With BDR’s “complete solution” ( urban and rural ) Telcos can generate substantial new value from their existing copper telephone lines without the massive investment needed for fiber which is only a partial solution. Return on investment for Telcos using BDR can be about one year in urban and rural areas compared to 10+ years for fiber deployment in urban areas only.
“GTS’s BDR solution provides Quality of Service ( QoS ) which creates a new paradigm in telecom service delivery in such an economical way that it can be applied throughout a Telco's entire urban, and rural network,” stated Stephen Cooke, inventor of BDR. “Also, because BDR reuses a Telco’s existing copper telephone lines it is more environmentally friendly than fiber as there is no digging to install it.”
With BDR Telcos can provide customers high quality premium services that exceed what cable offers. This will enhance the Telco customer’s experience and also allow Telcos to charge for premium services. Examples of some of the premium services Telcos will be able to offer with BDR include Internet gaming, home security and medical monitoring, home network management and automated utility meter reading as well as HDTV, IPTV and higher bandwidth Internet uploads and downloads.
Bonded DSL Rings from GTS combines DSL and Resilient Packet Rings ( RPR ) to provide greater bandwidth and higher quality services to the consumer. “It utilizes two very familiar and successful technologies and is completely pay-as-you-go, eliminating the huge early investment required by fiber-to-the-premises networks,” “It reuses the existing wireline network infrastructure to provide a 400 Mbps Resilient Packet Ring.” stated James Heath, Director of Broadband Research at Dittberner Associates http://www.dittberner.com.
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Published on: 2008-02-22
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